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Vol. 2 No. 2 February, 1 990 

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Ah, the Valentine Season . The eyes 
of youth turn toward courtship and good 
dean wholesome kinda thangs. Which is 
why Thrust brings you a spedaJ Valen- 
Utrust\ss\ic filled with the hippest couples 
in Tampa Bay and their responses to il/?«j 
are Red, Violets are blue . . . 

Bringing you the hottest coverage 
in the area, Thrust takes the initiative and 
presents Exploration X. Based in the Bay 
area, this combo of progressive, hooked 
filled players has been called the music of 
the 90's. Currendy receiving national ex- 
posure. Exploration X redefines local 
cutting edge music. Check em out. Speak- 
ing of local bands, Psycho Tribe drops in 
for a bit of post-modem madness. You 
wanted to see more exposure of Florida 
bands and you got it. Included this month 
are interviews with Intimate Acts, Jetcyc, 
and Strutter. 

Coinddentally, February was Nasty 
Prophile Month. We've got two of them . 
Nasty Savage taking you to the Penetra- 
tion Point znd Cast of Nasties! 

Powerful new music has been 
rampaging through Tampa Bay already 
this year. Check out The ABC's of XYZ, 
Produced by Don Dokkcn, the band's 
tracks have received airplay locally and 
they will be tearing up the Rock-it Club 
on February 1 1 . Pop culture is refined 
with the introduction of Animal Logic. 
Consisting of Stewart Copeland (Police 



drummer) Stanley Clarke (bassist ex- 
traordinaire) and industry newcomer, 
singer-Debra Holland. Staff writer 
Christine Holz offers an intimate con- 
versation with Ms. Hollands and how 
she got her one-in-a-million break in the 
music biz. 

Response was great to the 
Boomerang's Blowout sponsored by 
Thrust. Psycho Tribe, Cast of Nasties 
and Jetcye cranked it out for a club burst- 
ing at the scams. Thanks to everyone who 
came out to party with us and congratu- 
lations to Ray from the Strutter entou- 
rage for winning a brand new guitar 
courtesy of Thrust and Thoroughbred . 

This month, Thrust invites you out 
for a night of partying and crankin' rock 
and roll. The place to be is at Bodytalk at 
49th St and Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. 
Local bands Jetcyc and Intice will open 
the show on February 25 for Lonestar 
Recording Artists, Bang Bang. The band 
will be flying in from Texas to rock Tampa 
Bay. This is sure to be the hottest show in 
February so get your tickets early. 

Thrust welcomes the return of 98 
Rock into the competitive rock radio 
market. With newprogram director, Greg 
Mull from K-Rock in Ft. Myers, this 
town should start kicking on the air. 
Thankfully, Tampa now has a choice 
from Bob Scgarand Supertramp. Yeah, 
it's about rime. By the way, how did 95 



YNF end up being the sponsor of the 
Kenny Rogers show at the Suncoast 
Dome. Only Russ Albums and Fez know 
for sure. Be sure to listen to 98 for the 
latest in Thrust information each month. 

Thrust would also like to rewelcome 
Bill Tcmpleton and Music Players back 
to the streets of Tampa. Bi-weekly enter- 
tainment coverage is back — the way it was 
meant to be. Good luck Bill and watch 
your garbage can! 

Local news to look out for in the 
upcoming months include Savatage and 
Julliet. Gutur Ballet, the killer new 
Savatage release is now available. Pick it 
up everywhere. The band just left for 
Europe to play with King Diamond for 3 
weeks. The Savatagers will be back in 
town in March so look for 'em! Also, 
remember Julliet, who went to Holly- 
wood to find fame and fortune? Enigma 
Records signed the band and their debut 
album will hit the streets sometime in 
March . The hometown boys will be tour- 
ing Florida so keep your eyes peeled for 
details. 

Last month's issue was picked up as 
soon as it hit the street. If you are having 
trouble finding Thrust, call (813) 577- 
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Exploration X 

To Explore Ne-w Worlds 

The quest for the unknown has always been a primordial urge in humankind. Without it, civilization would not exist and 
we'd all still be sitting in caves. Such is the case with music. When a band is willing to take chances and venture off into the 
dark tunnel of the industry, special things have been known to happen. Here in Tampa Bay is a young, fresh band whose 
goal is simple: to explore musical creation. Known simply as Exploration X, this band consists of Michael Schriver (vocals), 
Brian Schriver (guitars), Pete Papangelou (keyboards), Joe Porter (bass), and John Martin (drums). Check it out while they 
check it in as Tampa's progressive band of the new decade. 



THRUST: We're here with Exploration 
X. OK guys, lets get some demographics. 
Who met whom? How did the band start? 

BRIAN: He met me and I met him and. . . 

THRUST: That will work well on tape! 

BRIAN: Well, I met Pete first. Wait, that's a 
lie. I met my brother Mike first but Pete and 
I started the band. Mike came home fix»m 
college and hooked up with us. We then met 
Joe through an ex-member who John even- 
tually replaced. 

JOE: He's still alive. Wc didn't kill him. 

THRUST: No satanic rituals to make 
your claim to the music crown? 

BRIAN: We sacrificed him and had to get a 
new drummer. 

PETE: We put John on a wooden platform 
and had a lightning bolt going way up in the 
sky. 

JOHN: Wanna see my knobs?! 
THRUST: Til pass on that one. 

MIKE: He had the knobs removed but he 
docs have scars. 

PETE: Well, we're basically one unit, we're 
gonna be one unit and we're Exploration X. 

THRUST: With the current line-up, is 
there a group cohesiveness which was not 
there with your last drummer? 

MIKE: Yeah, there's no doubt. Before, there 
was a glitch in the machine. Now, wc still have 
our problems but there's still a magic there. 

BRIAN: Yeah, our machine's here. All we 
have to do is oil it up. 

PETE: Since day one we got together wrote 
our first song, we had no doubts that this is it. 
We're gonna go all the way ix) the top and 
we're not going to stop. 

THRUST: Are you guys just bandmates 
or are you good friends? Do you hang out 
together? 

MIKE: Yeah, we hang out together quite a 
bit. We're together all the time playing and 
after practice we hang out together too. 

BRIAN: But, we don't do anything more 




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hardcore than kiddy pom. 
PETE: Not together 

BRIAN: Yeah, I don't know what anyone 
here docs individually. I do puppy pom! 
(Laughter) 

THRUST: Is there a leader of the band or 
are you all equals? Does everyone beat on 
one person? 

BRIAN: I guess everyone beats up on every- 
one as in any band. I mean the leader is the 
lead singer. He's the fi-ont man. He's the one 
who stands out in fi-ont of us. 

THRUST: Since Mike has been to col- 
lege, does he use big words to try and get 
you to do things? 

JOE: Yeah! 

THRUST: Words with 12 syllables? 

PETE: He usually just says, "Move this 
amplifier!" 

BRIAN: There's a leader but no one listens. 

THRUST: Total anarchy? 

MIKE: It's worth it man, it keeps your life 

exdting. 

THRUST: Let'stalkaboutyourEPwhich 
was recorded locally at Panda Studios. 

What events led up to the production of 
Image of Passion. 

MIKE: When we decided to record, we 
wanted to uke a shot at some labels to see 
how our music was received by the industry. 
It's amazing to me. I never expected any- 
thing that came out of what we did. Even in 
the studio, it was surprising. Wc hadn't had 
much time out of our practice studio. We 
were apprehensive, but it worked out great! 

BRIAN: I remember a year ago wc were all 

talking about the ftiture and someone said, 
"If wc do this right, we can be talking to the 
labels in a year" . And here we are accomplish- 
ing that goal. We set some goals and we've 
achieved every one and then some. They 
were all pretty ridiculous goals but things are 
moving really quickly and smooth. It's pretty 
cool. 

PETE: We never settled for second best. We 
never let up; we always did our best. 



BRIAN: Yeah, it's a constant thing. If things 
are going good for you and you stop working 
hard, you're stupid. The time to work hard is 
when things arc going good. 

THRUST: Who wrote the EP songs? 

MIKE: We write as a team, man! 

BRIAN: Everyone plays what they pby. 

MIKE: It's a team effort. Usually I come up 
with the lyrics or the rest of the band comes 
up with the music and then you just add the 
other half and work from there. Sometimes 
it's a long process. 

BRIAN: Well, it's up in the air. It's been 
different every time. 

PETE: We've fought over five note sections 
of songs. It's because the song has to be a 
certain way. It's meant to be that way. We're 
going to argue and fight till it's perfea. 

THRUST: Did you know the exact four 
songs that you were going into the studio 
with? 

MIKE: We had a lot of songs to choose from . 
In fea, there were arguments over that too. 
We knew what we wanted to record but there 
was a lot to choose fix)m. 

THRUST: The four songs on the EP are 
"Black Monkey Bites," "Mama Don't 
Cry," "House Without A Door," and 
"Freedom of Fear." Let's examine each 
song. 

MIKE: BMB is a song about drug addiction 
and the things that go with that. It's a real 
serious, mysterious song and that's what the 
band is like most of the time. We have two 
sides. One real aggressive, out-going side and 
then wc have the side that stops and makes 
you think. We explore music so wc like to be 
different all the time. That's what our name 
means. "Freedom of Fear" is about a death in 
our family. That's a real important song to us 
because of all the things that happened to us 
during that time. "House Without a Door" 
was the last song that was written before wc 
went into the studio. 

BRIAN: It was really fresh in our minds so it 
was like one of our favorite songs. Something 
that bothers me a lot is the faa that wc have 
a lot of people listening to our EP and it only 
has four of our songs on it. We've got a lot of 
new material that I think blows the tape away. 
It's like, only letting people hear what you did 
a long rime ago. I know wc have hotter 
material for everyone to hear. 

MIKE: We're a young band. Everyone is 
seeing the raw Exploration X. I'd say wc work 
as hard as any band. In faa, I know a lot of 
local bands and I can tell you why they're 
where they arc. They're not as serious and 
don't work as hard . I mean , wc have big goals 
and we're going for them balls out. 

THRUST: Not all of your songs come 




from personal experience. Where else do 
you find the material for the songs? 

PETE: WcU, Mike wrote tiie lyrics for BMB 
and when I read them, they were poetry. 
Poetry is designed to make you feel what a 
person's feeling. You see what the person's 
feeling, what his emotions were and when I 
read it, it was like, hey, this song is mysterious. 
It was sad, in a way, it was very tough. . . very 
street. 

MIKE: WTien I wrote the lyn^s to that song, 
I heard a story from a friend aoout a girl that 
was addicted to heroin and ' made up this 
little scenario in my mind and Jic words came 
out. She doesn't know whether to end her life 
or to keep on living m the hell that she's in. 

PETE: The band looked over the lyrics and 
we put the music in. Wc fit the mood. What 
we then formed is now music. Not only do the 
lyrics describe the scenario but so does the 
music in a sense. Now you can feci the music 
and feel the tension and the drama and you 
can listen to the words and understand. 

MIKE:Welikctodcalwidicnx5tion.That is 
the most important aspea of music. The 
greatest music is the stuff that makes }X}\i feel. 

PETE: The one that has spirit. 

BRIAN: We're a band that has a lot of anger, 
a lot of passion and a lot of sorrow. 

PETE: Lot of aggression. 

BRIAN: Lot of progression. 

THRUST: Exploration X has been labeled 
as the music of the 90's. How docs music 
as an emotion fit into this evolution and 
what part will the band take in this? 

MIKE: I can see the progression. There arc 
artists like Tracy Chapman who have gone 
completely back to an acoustical format. That's 
because people want to here the trueness of 
the person or band and what they have to 
say — kind of the way Bob Dylan used to be. 
There's some stuff that's hitting the Top 40 
now that's completely for the money and it's 
obvious. I think that's gonna die out. I rcallyl 
don't think these people arc going to stick 
around. I can't see how. Good music is true 
to the heart. That's the way it's going to be in 
the future. 

PETE: Labeling things as "The 90's" isn't 
correct, but you can tcU that we're young, 
we're of this generation and all or us arc very | 
open-minded by the music wc listen to. From 
Sting to Metallica to the Red Hot Chili 
Pepper's to Anthrax . . . everything. 

MIKE; When you can reach the amount of 
people that you can in music today, you've 
got an opportunity to say something. You can 
make a differcncc in the worid somehow. 
Whether it be in your spherc or in the rest of | 
the world. You've got to use it and that's the 
way I think the 90's arc going to change. I 



don't know if you can label us a band of the 

90's though. 

THRUST: Docs the band have varied 

influences? 

MIKE: By far. We listen to everything. Joe 
likes jazz, Pete likes Metallica and 
Mcgadeath, we all do. 

PETE : Yeah man, I'll be in a pit in no time . 
(Laughs) 

THRUST: OK, on to the Twilight Zone 
question. On stage, docs an energy tran- 
scend the input of the band as a whole? 

MIKE: It's weird because when we're all 
writing together, sometimes I think, 
"There's more here than just what I'm 
doing." There's things that happen where 
you don't know where it comes from . . . 
but it does. I'm not doing it on purpose but 
it's meant to be. There's a lot of destiny in 
things. Whether it's us collectively or some 
other force, I'm not sure . We work with it 
and let it follow its own path. 

THRUST: Arc you ready with enough 
songs to do a feature length album? 

MIKE: Yeah, big time. 

THRUST: What are some of the hot 
songs that we can be looking forward 
to? 

BRIAN: "Am I The One," "FoUow Me," 
Sex on the Beach," which has received a 
great response live. It's not about sex on the 
beach, though. "Am I The One," is a 
poNverfiil song, possibly our strongest song. 
It's about a guy who was thrown in jail for 
twenty years for killing his family and he 
didn't do it. 

THRUST: Locally and regionally, 
people have been getting excited about 
the band. Wliat's happening nationally? 

MIKE: We get fen letters from all over and 
several major labels are currently looking at 
the band so we hope the national end of 
things is really going to take oflFin this new- 
year. Things are coming together from 
long range. 

THRUST: The band is young, fresh and 
hot. Your energy is unparalleled. WTiat 
will you do if it takes two years to get a 
major signing? What if it takes five? 

BRIAN: What if it docs?! 

MIKE: The band is ready. It's not a ques- 
tion of how to us. It's a question of when. 

THRUST: Is the band hungry enough 
and dedicated enough to ride out the 
storm. 

BitlAN: Even if we don't get signed to a 

major label, wr'U continue doing what 
we're doing- playing music. That's what we 
want to do. 




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THRUST: Does anyone ever have second 

thoughts? 

Whole Band: No way. This is it! 

THRUST: Is Exploration X a studio 
band or a live band? 

MIKE: Both! When we first got together 
we worked only in the studio but then we 
started to write with a live show perspec- 
tive. It comes out both ways. 

PETE: Music has two sides. You can take 
a song and nuke it a studio song with 
extras, effects, etc. so that it is technically 
perfect. You can take the same song and 
transform it so that it is a live song and it can 
come off completely different within an- 
other environment. 

THRUST: Are you ready to get out on 
the road to get your product in front of 
everyone. 

MIKE: Definitely, we love being on the 
stage. We're energetic and vibrant and love 
to be in front of people. 

THRUST: Describe your current audi- 
ence and is that the audience you want to 
keep while you mature as a band? 

BRIAN: The crowd is cool but they don't 
listen to the message. They're just getting 
out there for their own reasons. 

MIKE: I disagree with that. Our crowd is 
real cool. The people that I talk to listen. 
The first time someone sees us, they can't 
pay too much attention because the\''ve 
never heard our music before . They start to 
listen to our message after the novelty of 
the performance has worn off. I'd like to 
rake what we have and keep going. 

BRIAN: I just wish people wx)uki listen a 

little harder. 

Our audience is real varied. I see long hair 
peopleatourshows.Isee intellectual people 
at our shows. 

THRUST: How about long-hair intel- 
lectuals? 

PETE: I don't know about that. I used to 
be a long-hair intellectual! I cut my hair and 
got dumb. 

MIKE: Our audience varies so much be- 
cause our music is so unique. When we pick 
up people, it's because they like our music, 
not because we sound like this band or that 
band. We are ourseKes. 

PETE: You can feel the emotion in our 
music and emotion transcends age or race. 

THRUST: Let's wrap it up, gentlemen! 
\Miat are the immediate plans for the 
band? 

MIKE: We're going to play selective gigs 
around town, some of them as showcases 
for major labels and continue what we're 
doing — exploring music. 



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by DJ Justice 




Recent on the Edge 



It's late and you're in a desperate part 
of the city. The alley seems ominous and 
desolate and somehow, you know you're 
not alone. Wrong place at the wrong 
time. You turn a corner and suddenly 
realize you're being followed. Your pace 
quickens but so do theirs. Another corner 
and... dead end. You look for a way out 
but there's no apparent escape. In des- 
peration you try an accessible door. You 
walk through, into.. .The Land ofOz???!!! 
Yes! In color, the whole deal. Meet Ana- 
crusis. From the ashes of the thrash/ 
death/kill/maim forces that attacked the 
music scene in years recent, a refreshing 
young band has reared its not-so-ugly- 
head. Entercth Anacrusis, a technical word 
applied to music theory meaning the 
accented beat in a piece of music or the 
accented word in a poem or lyric. Unique? 
Composed of guitarist/intellec- 
tual Kevin Hcidbreder, guitarist/vocalist 
Kcnn Nardi, bassist John Emery and 
drumstcr Mike Owen, this Missouri based 
foursome seems bent (hell or otherwise) 
on bringing variation to the art. "We had 
a comment from an interviewer yester- 
day," guitarist Heidbredcr comments, 
"...who said, 'After reading your lyrics, 
you guys sound too happy to be the right 
band.' We get a charge out of that. Sure, 
we have some slow stuff that's heavy and 
grinding but that doesn't make us a death- 
metal band. We're not death-metal and 
we're notsatanic." Possibly... Life-mctalr?? 
Hmmm..."It'sdifficult to label this band." 
Isn't that what they all say, Kcv? "If you 
want to put us under a general label, it's 
definitely going to be metal. But there's a 
lot of versatility going on here." See what 
I mean about going from the desperation 
of a dark alley to the Und of Oz? 

An advance tape of Anacrusis' 



stateside debut, received at the offices of 
Thrust, seemed to confirm Mr. 
Heidbreder's notions. Simply titled Rea- 
son, the Metal Blades Records release ag- 
gressively flashes a mirage of power riffs 
past you while vocalist Nardi assaults your 
inner ear. The styles induced by this Jekyll 
and Hyde screamer effectively blends the 
styles of Metal Church and. ..Donovan? 
Yup. Speaking for the absent singer, Kevin 
notes that, "What Kenn does with the 
vocals is to accentuate the emotion of the 
the song. Instead of using one particular 
style all the time, he'll use it tastefully. 
Sometimes what we'll do is use the vocals 
in contrast vwth the music. "How? "There 
may be a total thrash speed part and he'll 
use a soft, clean vocal. Or the reverse. A 
scream out of nowhere." 

On a five day, $ 1200 budget,(not 
to mention a four-track recorder that 
devoured their initial master). Anacrusis 



putenough fresh, hungry aggression onto 
their "Annihilation Complete" demo to 
reap the pleasantries of some notoriously 
critical rock hacks. In 1988, the Metal 
Forces Readers Poll hailed the band as 
top-do£s'm their demo-division while Ker- 
rang's Paul Miller toasted the boys as 
"...one of the hottest properties from the 
States." The Ana's follow up "Suffering 
Hour", on Britain's Axis label, garnered 
attention enough to get Metal Blade on 
the band's side for their present efforts on 
'Reason'. 

But what of this business ofbeing 
from the un-hotbcd area of St. Louis, 
Missouri? "A lot of people seem to say 
that,", Heidbrederprodaims with a slight 
attitude. "In my opinion, there's not one 
particular place where this type of music 
should come from." A point well taken. 

Anacrusis, for those of you that 
may have missed the underlying theme, 



are different from the typical thrash hc^ 
They think. And they encourage you to 
take advantage of your cerebral qualities. 
Theirdown-to-earth intellects convey the 
message without getting lost in egocen- 
tric analogies. "We try to write about 
things that might be on a personal level 
with the listener. Things that we've gone 
through collectively or individually. We 
question things. If you don't question, 
you get no answers." 

On the emotional track, "Stop 
Me" the band takes a personal look at the 
pains of growing up in a not-so-perfea 
world. "When you're a kid you look at 
the world through innocent eyes. Any- 
thingyou believe in is real because there's 
nothing telling you it's not." Speaking 
from experience, Kevin expands, "Once 
you get older, the illusion starts to dissi- 
pate and the bubble bursts. You have to 
face reality. It's about losing that inno- 
cence." 

When asked if the thrash scene 
in general has peaked, the Anacrusis speed- 
ster perks up. "That's a question that I 
love to answer because I've seen this 
music scene change dramatically. It started 
out with bands like Metallica and Slayer 
and everyone was eating them up. The 
problem was that bands were tr>ing to 
take the successful formulas of those 
bands" Point being? "If I want to hear 
Slayer, I don't want to hear Joe X down 
the street. I want Slayer." Joe X, look 
out. 

Presendy, Anacrusis sit at the 
drawing table, mapping out plans for 
taking their unique brand of thrash real- 
ism into the streets. No doubt, this is 
where they will attract their crowd. In the 
real world. 

Before these readers turn the 
page, anything to add Kev? "We want to 
express to people to keep an open mind. 
Not only when listening to us, but when 
listening to anything. It's real important 
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The alternative feature this 
month features local punk band. 
Psycho Tribe. With a loyal local 
following and the experience of 
opening up for many major 
bands in the area, Psycho Trbie 
is a band whose time is near. 
Thrust sent ace correspondent, 
The Great American Stiff out to 
beutiful Largo for this up to the 
second look at the most under- 
rated band in America. Enjoy! 

STIFF: So who are you guys? 

P IRIBH: Craig Dm ms 
Mild Bill: Vocals 
Frank-Guitar 
Wild Bill Bass 

STIFF: You used to play the Red Rx)se 
Pub when that place was going. 

P TRIBE: Yeah, it was the only place we 
could get a gig at. 



FRANK: I thought I played guitar at that 
time. We were a real punk band because 
we didn't know how to play. Wc were 
around 18 and heaw into Johnny Thun- 
ders and the Heartbreakers. If you can't 
play "Do You Ixive Me" you might as 
well play the accordion, so it was easy for 
us to play that kind of shit. Plus, we loved 
it. 

MILD BILL: We still do! 

STIFF: You seem to be caught in the 
middle. You're not hard-core punk 
which draws pretty well around here. 
You seem more like post-punk. Do you 
have a problem drawing an audience? 

P TRIBE: Off on on. It's hot and cold. 
One day we'll strike it rich and e\ cnl-HKly 
likes us. The next day they don't under 
stand. 1 think people don't know what to 
think of us around here. They don't know 
whether to pigeon hole us with heavy 



metal coz' some people have dared to call 
us that. We're heavier then metal. 

STIFF: You have some vinyl out. Is it 
an EP or an LP? 

P TRIBE: It's a trainer. 

STIFF: Have you got more on the way? 

P TRIBE: Hopefully, this year we'll have 
something new on the shelves. 

STIFF: Will it be on Pop Records? 

P TRIBE: Hopefully not if wc can help it! 

STIFF: How was your relationship 
with Pop Records? 

P TRIBE: It went alright but we were like 
a guinea pig for them. Pop Records really 
hadn't done anything except for their p<ip 
compilation disks and the woodies rec- 
ord. We were the band that put them on 
the map. We were the first band in the area 
to get on the CMJ chans. We broke the 



top 100. What happened then basicalh 
was we weren't promoted ver\' well. Wc 
were on the charts for tA%'o weeks then 
nowhere. They had their hearts in the 
right place but they're just not big enough 
vet. They're a ver\' small label. 

STIFF: Who distributes Pop Records? 

P TRIBE: For our record it was bnpor- 
rnwrand Dutch East Indy. Other than that 
it was like they were doing us a big favor 
and they'd take about 100 LPs saving. 
"We'll get rid of them for vou." They sold 
100 of them right off the bat in F.urofK'. 
(I-aughing) 1 think we did better over 
there than we did here. 

STIFF: How many were pressed? 

P TRIBE: 3000 all together. Steve's still 
got 8 boxes in his garage. He's using them 
as jacks to hold his car up. 

STIFF: Did you tour for the record? 




P TRIBE: We made it as far north as New 
York City and as far west as Austin. We're 
going back to Austin this summer. We 
mainly do weekend shows in Alabama, 
Miami, Tallahassee and the like. We want 
to tour. But when we ask our record 
company, they go "What, you want to 
tour? Can't you do that by yourselves?" 
We have to call up clubs and pretend to be 
the band's manager. 

STIFF: Who's your favorite local band? 

P TRIBE: Well, it used to be The Wank- 
ers. We liked them back when they were 
fat and partied. We don't mean to be 
sarcastic, but Parade in Paris is pretty 
much one of our idols now. We really 
have no favorite bands now. It's gotten 
lame. All the bands are lame, the scene is 
lame, we sometimes go out and do lame 
shows ourselves. They're dosing every- 
thing down and then people pound on 
groups for trying to get out of here. They 
act like you're being a traitor but this area 
has never done a thing for us. You go out 
and play a club and eight people show up. 
We get squat for a bar tab and end up 
owing the bar money. 

STIFF: Would you guys ever consider 
re-locating to get a bigger audience? 

P TRIBE : Well , not Atlanta or Nashville . 
The way a lot of these back-ass fuques do. 
Only as a last resort, after the next album 
comes out and a couple of tours, but if we 
do we'll go to either New York or Berlin. 

STIFF: So do you have songs already 
done and ready for an album? 

P TRIBE: Yeah, we have a studio that we 
did our work in that footed the bill for the 
whole record with the agreement that 
they would try to get us signed to a major 
label. All of the contacts so far have been 



a wash. They don't want us for this or that 
reason. We've had some response from 
the big labels but basically it's like "Inter- 
esting, but...". In fact, we've had the 
eleven songs recorded for a year. So now 
we have a whole new album worth of 
material to do. When we released Wendy 
J'm Home those were all old songs too. 
We're thinking about going into the stu- 
dio and brushing up those we like and 
tossing the ones we don't want and re- 
place them with new work. 

STIFF: It must have been a bitch trying 
to get a label because Killing Joke 
doesn't even have one!? 

P TRIBE: That's a mystery to us. We got 
the single "80'" in 1983 thinking this will 
be the song to put them over the edge. 
This is the one. It hasn't happened so who 
knows? That's what our music is like too 
with the intensity. That's why we like 
them so much. They're just over the edge 
and they sound like no one else. If they 
can't get a label, its really fhistrating, I 
mean you lie in bed in the middle of the 
night thinking, "God, am I wasting my 
time?" The only thing that saved us is 
we've never gone to New York and said, 
"OK, this is it. We'll either stay and play 
or we'll quit." We may not be the most 
popular group around here but I don't 
think there's anyone more dedicated than 
we are. Some people might think our 
music is too wierd. Some groups try to do 
something, just for the sake of being 
different. Look at that group The Pale. I 
think any idiot can do that shit! 

STIFF: Would you ever consider light- 
ening up your music just to make it 
more accessible? 

P TRIBE: Fuck no! If anything, we think 



our sound is going in a more uncommer- 
cial direction. I think our dream is to play 
in front of nobody. We are getting more 
experimental with sounds and rhythms. 
We're an art band. We graduated to being 
an art fag band. (Laughs). 
STIFF: So what kinds of bands interest 
you now? 

P TRIBE: We like Ministry. They're not 
like Skinny Puppy. They're just intense. 
We also like Dinosaur Junior" and Pop 
Will Eat Itself. 

StiflF: I saw them at Masquerade. I 
didn't like them too much. 

P TRIBE: With them, they're great in 
the studio but I don't see how they can 
pull it off live. Some of us like Danzig. 

P TRIBE: I'll go see The Ramones 100 
times if they come and Killing Joke every 
time they come. 

STIFF: Who arc some of the coolest 
bands you've opened up for? 

P TRIBE: The Ramones, Social 
Distortion, Husker Dii, Concrete 
Blonde, Dead Milkmen in Miami. That 
was a real good show. We were supposed 
to play with New Model Army. But 
Amazing Grace wouldn't let us use their 
gear. 7 Seconds all of them about t\vice. 
Its kind of a drag opening. People think of 
you as just the local opening group. 
STIFF: So how long have you been 
around? 

FRANK: I started the band in the Sum- 
mer of 1981 and the next year Mild Bill 
came along. 

(Somehow at this point, the conversation 
starts rolling alon^ to dogs and shit and the 
hat expressed for the dog at the practice 



garage which they promised to let us look at 
later for money. We found out that Snooky 
has a taste for cat shit and enjoys being 
picked up by the tail cause when he's sat back 
down, the little red thing pops out. Two dogs 
locking up keep these dudes laughing. Well, 
back to reality) 

STIFF: Do you guys think this area 
will have a thriving scene like Seattle 
with Sub Pop Records right now? 

P TRIBE: Well the bands are out there 
from A to Z but it's the audience; they 
always have an excuse . They don 't want to 
go to Tampa if they live in St Pete or visa 
versa. Get out there and make a scene 
happen. It just a bunch of bullshit and 
before they know it, all the bands will 
leave and we'U laugh. 

STIFF: Then thcre'd be nothing but 
millions of glam bands! 

PTRIBE:Well,that'sexactlywhatthey'd 
fuckin' deserve. Come out and support 
what you supposedly like! We don't like 
cutting down other bands, but it seems to 
be the thing to do. That glam band shit its 
all just the same. You have to go up to 
these bands and ask them, "Have you ever 
heard of the NY Dolls?" The answer is a 
blank look and "\Vho are they?" I mean 
they look like the Dolls did in '72 and it's 
not even heavy metal they're playing. Real 
heavy metal is like The Stooges. But 
these guys look like New Kids on the 
Block with long hair and make-up. They're 
are a few good metal bands like "Mo- 
torhead and Metallica" but these guys are 
just jumping on the bandwagon. If wc 
had to pick the best heavy metal band, it 
would be Jane's Addiction. 



STIFF: How do you feel about the 
new Led Zeppelin Station? 

P TRIBE: Isn't that a kick in the ass? It's 
the only way this area can get any atten- 
tion. We couldn't believe that when we 
first heard it (Cracking up hughing). 
How about a 24 hour a day Cream Sta- 
tion. 

(At this point a^ain the topic fades. Jokes 
are told and more beers are popped.) 

STIFF: What's you opinion on the 
straight-edge movement? 

P TRIBE: Wc say feir enough they 
don't drink, smoke, swear or fuck. But 
they have no compulsion against going 
out and beating on minorities. Maybe 
they should try to use their raging 
hormones for something constructive. 
Lighten up. Have a little fun. 

(Somehow while on the subject of minori- 
ties. Mild Bill brings up a story which had 
the whole room in hysterics. So here it is in 
its entirety. Names may have been changed 
to protect the innocent. Then again they 
might not have.) 

MILD BILL: Wc all come fiDm this 
neighborhood (indicating residential area 
in Largo) and this kid Chin from Viet- 
nam came into the area. He said he was 
some bad-ass Karate Kid but his arms 
were about this big around (indicating 
golf club). He was fresh oflFthe boat. So 
my brother's friend Russell, being the 
great humanitarian that he is, let him 
sleep under the van for about a week. So 
one day Russell comes over and asks 
Rick, "Have you seen that CS Chin?" So 
Rick goes, "Not in a couple of days." 
And Russell goes "That Fuckin' Chin ate 



my dog. I'm after him. He ate it." Well, 
wc never saw this kid again or the dog. 
That's the only encounter I've ever had 
with a Viemamese person and other than 
that, I love them to death . I'd like to invite 
one over for dinner. 

(At this point, more dog jokes are ex- 
changed'.) 

MILD BILL: I don't know what this has 
to do with anything you are trying to 
write about. 

P TRIBE: It's important and makes for 
good copy 

STIFF: Damn right it's important! 

MILD BILL: It was important to Chin- 
he got a good meal out of it. A hot meal. 

P TRIBE: Kind or greasy and grisly. It 
was an old dog. Old dog — not good dog. 

{More dog jokes and more beers in which 
Tim discusses ways to involve the dog in a 
group photo. Finally, an agreement is 
reached. No boring photos holding guitars, 
just dog butts) 

STIFF: What's the best place to play 
around here? 

P TRIBE: (resounding) Jannus Landing 

STIFF: What do you think about the 
three old people who forced it to be 
shut down? 

P TRIBE: We'd like to meet them; have 
them over for dinner. I'll tell you what's 
louder — the top 40 bands in the pier. 

STIFF: Well Bay Plaza owns the pier so 
that will never be shut down. 

P TRIBE: The problem is they want that 
land. Jannus Landing was their main 
obstacle. It's the only thing around here 



making any money. Ihey Knew they'd 
have a hard time getting it to close so they 
trumped up some stupid ordinance. Now 
that the kids have no place to go. Wc hoi>e 
they all run around terrorizing those 
people. 

STIFF: I would encourage anyone that 
lives in St Pete to complain about 
noise. I don't care if it's 12 year old 
girls in a marching band. It's a noise 
violation. Call the cops! What about 
the Grand Prix? 

P TRIBE: That's too damn noisy. Yeah, 
that's the problem with this town. We 
were down in St. Pete and heard these 
tourists talking about what a great thing 
Baby Shamu is. The best thing about it 
was that commercial where the mother 
shit it out (laughter). That's like shitting 
a water melon, imagine that. .And that 
whale was looking real stoked too. Did 
you notice how they had to get it away 
because she was about to cat it. I was 
ready to call the TV station to say I was 
eating or my 4 year old son just saw that 
and now he's asking where babies come 
from. 

STIFF: Where's the worse place you've 
played around here? 

P TRIBE: Sunset Club, no wait a minute 
El Gordos. No, that's going to require 
some definite thinking. The Generic Club 
in 2 inches of water when the toilets 
backed up. Shit was floating by so we 
scooped it up with our shoes and showed 
it to the manager. 

STIFF: What do you guys think of the 
skinheads now? 

MILD BILL: Well, the last time we 
opened for 7 seconds they were calling me 



a nigger and I thought, "Great, if that's 
what it takes for you guys to hate me and 
stay away than that's what I am." 

P TRIBE: We have no time for that. 

STIFF: Was the band on the Tampa 
Smokes Album? 

P TRIBE: Yes, both of them. 

STIFF: Compared to the other bands 
out there, you sound more hard and 
driving. Were you asked to tone it 
down at all? 

P TRIBE: Hell no. Pop Records love us 
and said whatever we wanted to do was 
cool. The only thing is the song we did on 
the second album. We hate it now. We 
don't even do it anymore. The funny 
thing is the album was sent to some critic 
dude who said we were like the Cult 
turning into a worse Zeppelin. Which to 
us wzs a perfea review. What more could 
you ask fi-om a band fi-om Largo? (Laugh- 
ter) 

STIFF: Is it really competitive around 
here among the progressive bands? 

P TRIBE: There's only been one group 
in the area. They'd get ticked when they 
had to open for us. But we said fine, if you 
want us to play first we will. We don't 
care. We'll let you try to top us. What 
we'd really like to do is go to Tampa and 
play a Heavy Metal Bar like the Volley or 
Rock-it Club just to see what the audi- 
ence reaction would be. Wc think if you 
got that crowd riled up enough tiiey 
might do something. Throw bottics at 
us! We'll throw them right back. They 
might even run to the bathroom to fix 
their hair and then we'd have that empty 
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ing's X is not, or 
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Once in a multi-colored moon comes along a group of 
individuals that desire simply, to play music . To aeate . Their 
goals and desires are not douded by the music biz monsters 
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confbrm.Thcyplay what they do becauseitis there. Itis there 
in the deepest part of themselves and expressing that feeling 
means taking it one step closer. King's X is that band. 

With the release oftheir second album, Gretchen GoesTo Ne- 
braska, the trio of Doug Pinnick (bassist, lead vocals), Ty 
Tabor (guitarist, vocals) and Jerry Gaskill (drums, vools), 
have reached a higher ground. Beyond this books cover lies 
a solid foundation ofsoulfiil, three-part harmonies, funkified 
rhythms and classical musicianship. With everything coated 
in a tastefiil blend of nostalgia, the visions from yesteryear are 
there with a vidous presense. If a dream were accompanied 
by a soundtrack, this would be it. 

Listening to King's X is an experience. They are a refreshing 
change in a crowded world ofdiche-ridden innuendos. They 
are an exception to every rule. They are real. 

DJ Justice: A lot of people may have the impression that 
King's X is a fiiriy new band. That isn't the case is iL' 

Doug Pinnick: No. We've been together for 9 years. 
DJ: How did it all bcgjn? 

Doug: We all met at a college town in Missouri. We started 
out playingorigjnal music, the stuff we're doing now, and we 
couldn 't get work. None of us had regular jobs, so to survive 
we started doing cover tunes. We did that for awhile and still 
didn't get anywhere because that's not where we wanted to 
go. So, we went down to Texas. About a year later we met 
SamTayk)r(King'sXmanagcr/oo-produca/mentor/musician). 
We had been mixed up from listening to record companies 
and trying to be what they wanted us to be and Sam just said, 
'Do it your way.' So we did. He helped us to get back to our 
roots. That's where King's X was bom. 

DJ: Houston would seem an unlikely place for you to 
originate from. Was the music scene there supporting? 

Doug: The music scene was not supporting at all . We played 
for about 6 months and just quit playing. Sam said, 'Forget 
this. We're going to geta record deal.' So we locked ourselves 
away and started concentrating on a demo. That's where 
Johnny Z (Gretchen's executive producer) came into the 
picture. A friend of mine sent him a tape. It seemed almost 
ovemite even though it wasn't. 

DJ: Your first albiun received mixed reviews with a lot of 
respectable recognition. Could you tell me about the 
progression from Out Cf The Silent Planet to Gretchen} 
Doug: Actually, we don't know how they differ. I mean, 
people tell me all these things about it being different. It's 
like, we're so dose to it and it's so dose to our hearts that we 
cannot evaluate it. I've tried to step outside and see what it is 
that people get out of this and I don't get it. I really don't. The 
only difference between the two is that it's a year later and 
we've grown as people. 

DJ: It seems like with the title of the album, the cover art, 
the Gretchen story and the music, that everything pulls 
together to achieve a definite feeling about things. 
Would >X)u consider this a conceptual album? 

Doug: Neither album is conceptual. The thing is, the three 
of us were really one about the way we felt towards life in 
general. I think because of that there's always this underlying 
theme that goes through our music. I mean , we're just three 
people trying to figure out why we're here and where we're 
going and what's the best way to get there. A lot of our lyrics 
end up sounding like hope within hopelessness, all at the 
same time. Everything's a mess but we can still puU through. 
It's not going to work for everybody but the individual can 
figure out his own way and make ends meet if he tries. 



DJ: How docs it feel to be doing what you're doing at a 
time when being cliche is readily accepted? 

Doug: At this point in my life it feels really good because we 
never fit in . Never. We tried for years to fit in and follow the 
crowd. We gave up and said, 'Let'sjustdoitour way.' We're 
at a point in history where it's time for a change and I think 
we're really lucky to be a part of that change. 

DJ: Would you mind discussing a few of the tracks oflfof 

Gretchen Goes To Nebraskai 

Doug: Not at all. 

DJ: ''Everybody Knows a Little Bit of Something.." 
Docs that one speak for itself? 

Doug: It's two fold actually. There's a lot of people that 
want to tell you that this is the way it is and they think that 
they have the answers. "Criticism without knowledge" is the 
line that I like because so many people critidzc but they 
don't know the fricts. 

DJ: "The Mission" takes a different look at religion. 

Doug: We've got a lot of preachers that are doing rotten 
things to people. They are saewing up peoples minds and a 
lot of the young kids don't know any better. But then, there 
are preachers out there that are actually doing the things that 
Jesus taught them to do; to love people and to help people. 
There are people in the streets that you'll never hear about 
who are feeding the hungry and helping the homeless. 
Those preachers arc doing the things that their faith tells 
themtodo.Whatl'msayingin The Mission "is, 'Some are 
true but some do lie.' WTiat we're trying to say in a lot of our 
songs is think for yourself, make your own decisions. There's 
good and bad in everything. 

DJ: The first single "Over My Head" seems like more 
of a feeling than anything else. 

Doug: Itis afeeling. Imagine this littie kid, 7ycarsold, being 

raised by his great grandmother. OX? That's me. I vw^uld 

go to bed at night afiaid that something was going to come 

and get me. I would cover myself up and lay in the comer of 

the bed half asleep. I remember my grandmother was very 

religious and lots of times at night I 

would hear her in bed praying . It made 

me feel like somebody was there and I 

could sleep better. There's this old 

negroc spiritual that says, 'Over my 

head, I hear music in the air. There 

must be a God somewhere.' It's an old 

slave song and I imagined her singing 

that because she was bom in 1888 and 

her mother was a slave . Those kinds of 

things went on in my femily, so I just 

put it all together. 

DJ: There doesn't seem to have 
been much focus on the fact that 
you're a three-piece band. Did that 
just fall into place naturally? 

Doug: There was four of us and he 
quit.Thenwegotanotherguitarplaycr, 
then he quit. This is way back in 
Missouri. They said, "You guys are a 
three-piece and you'll always be a 
three-piece.' We didn't know it at the 
time until they all left. We started re- 
hearsing and began to realize that this 
W2S the group. We were the three that 
communicated with each other best. 

DJ: When did you realize how ef- 
fective the three-part harmonies wcrri 

Doug: We didn't start the three-part 
harmonics until we met Sam. He just 
said, 'You guys can all sing. Let's do 
it.' My desire had always been to be in 
a group where evereybody sang. One 
of my favorirc groups is Sly and The 
Family Stone. 

DJ: Being so diverse, I'm sure a lot 
of people would be curious about 
your other influences. What are 



some of the things that you've absorbed musically that's 
affected your playing today? 

Doug: I'm a musicoholic. I've got like 4,000 albums, boxes 
of cassettes and about 600 CD.'s. That's all I've ever done 
is listen to music. The problem with me is that I've absorbed 
about everything there is is rock-n-roll and soul music. From 
the Chuck Berry era to now. And even jazz and classical . But, 
it's the rock and soul thing that I loved. It's real hard to 
pinpoint the influences because there's so many. 
DJ: I noticed on the album that the band is credited with 
production, along with Sam Taylor. What role did Sam 
play in the studio? 

Doug: He is a mirror. He helps us to dedde what we want 
people to see, who we are. He's like a psycho analyst. There's 
a lot of tug and pull going on and emotions flying around, 
but when we get done the end result is something that 
everybody loves. 

DJ: How do you react to being well received in one part 
of the country and mav-bc not so well in another, where 
the people haven't tiimed on to King's X quite yet* 
Doug: It's a fact of life, so it doesn't even bother me. 
EveryhKxly's not going to like us. I've prepared myself for 
that. As fer as I'm concemed, I enjoy playing more for 20 or 
30 kids that really want to see us than playing for a whole 
house fiiH of people who could care less, who just came to sec 
us impress them. 

DJ: If you were going to sit down and write out the 
King's X story, how would it go? 

Doug: It would be long. We've gone through the same 
things that everybody else has gone through. We've lived in 
one house together and fed each other and starved. Now 
we're at a point where it's happening. We have to see where 
that takes us and how it changes our lives. It's life to me. It 
would be a long story. I don't know if I'd ever want to sit 
down and tackle it. 

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1 



Has anyone ever seen the weather 
?^an for WVVOR in New Jersey? The 
man's name is Lloyd Linsey Young and 
during everyone of his weather shows, 
vhich incidentally arc not certified by the 
American Meteorology Association, Lloyd 
will crouch down and cup his hand to the 
side ofhis mouth and give a big HEUxoooo j 
to some couple fi-om Jersey who have , 
been married for a couple of hundred j 
years. Well, I would like to do the same 
thing to the St. Pete City Counsel. Only, 
instead of a big hello I would like to make 
It a big #$%#S.' for their voting to keep the 
ridiculous noise ordinances. I was watch- 
ing the noon news after the vote when 
councilman Griswald lumbered on to the 
screen and announced the vote, but I 
could just as well have been watching 
' professional wresding. I mean this thing 
I acted like he had just defeated the Hulk 
and was the new champ. He had won. 
! But, in reality, they didn't win anything. 
I The music fens lost a great venue. A viable 
I venue that brought tens of thousands of 
people into the St. Pete after dark has 
I been rendered ineffective. The only thing 
' in St. Pete that makes money after dark 
i has been shut down. Is that winning? No, 
I it's stupidity. Well, now that I have that 
I off my chest, let's go on to music. 

There have been a few good con- 
I certs lately, but not really enough ( is there 
ever?) First off. Belching Pcnquins re- 
formed to do one show at Club Detroit. 
Jeff the bass player has moved on to the 
greener pastures of California to play with 
C.O.C. I guess he was back for the holi- 
days. This was a S5 show that was worth 
the money. These guys were loud, fest 
and surprisingly tight, like they hadn't 
broken up at all. There was also a really 
good crowd for a Tuesday night. Awake 
opened and they are a hardcore band to 
watch. I didn't catch the name of the first 
band but they were also good. I couldn't 
think of a better way to spend a Tuesday 
night. Let's have more hardcore on j 
wecknights at Club Detroit. It beats the I 
hell out ofan empty bar. Christian Death ■ 
also graced us with their presence on ! 
January 6 at The Masquerade with Life | 
and Death in support plus one other , 
band that I missed. Supposedly, the first j 
band pierced some guy's nipple onstage 
and did some other wierd shit. I wish I 
could have seen it. I really haven't seen 
anythingdisgustingsinceGGAllcnplayed | 
the Harbour Club in the summer. Life i 
I and Death were the high point of the I 
evening. Imagine Sisters of Mercy on an | 
overdose of add. These guys are what | 
, Christian Death used to be. They played i 
j a 45 minute set and they were a treat. | 
' After what seemed like an eternity, Chris- J 
I tian Death took the stage. I was expecting ( 
I something like Alien Sex Fiend who put j 
on a brilliant show in November but this ' 
was not the case tonight. 2^ybe the band I 
has been touring a long time or maybe J 
they're just doing the reunion tour for the | 
bucks, (ala The Who, The Doobie Bros, I 
Ugh!, Starship, I'm getting sick so I'll j 
stop.) Anyway it was uninspired and lack- ' 
luster but Life and Death made up for it 






They are fronted by ex-Impotent Sea j 
^Snake bassplayer "13" who is the foc^lJ' 



^int of the band. The Rev. Ralph is also 
in the band, banging a\^-ay at his piano 
He doesn't contribute a lot but goddam- 
mit he looks good. Check these guys out. 
Now on to the biggest show of 1990, so 
feranyAA-ay. The return of Chicago's finest. 
Ministry. The first rime I saw Jourgcn- 
son and company was at the London 
Victory Club with Jourgensen's side band, 
The Revolting Cocks. It was a good 
show, not great but good. So the second 
time I saw them was at Jannus Landing. 
I wasn't expecting a lot. I was wrong. I 
was blown away by the intensity. Jour- 
gensen was a madman spitting whisky, 
ranting and acting like a nuclear explo- 
sion. So, I headed to Ybor City with high 
expectations.! wasn't gonna be left down. 
The opening band KMFDF impressed 
me . I hated some of their material early on 
WMNF and thought they were another 
generic industrial band. But, if there was 
ever a band that is better live than on 
vinyl, this band is living proof. A perfect 
opening band for The Ministry. The 
Ministry hit the stage about 9:45 and 
opened the show with "Breathe" off their 
new album, A Mind Is A Terrible Thirty 
To Tasu. There was a fence erected along 
the front of the stage so it looked like a 
steal cage wresding match. It also pre- 
vented stage divers. For only having t\^'0 
members in the band, it was great to sec 
that Alan recruited six more for the tour. 
The intensity level was on 10 for the 
whole show which mainly drew from the 
new album. A Pailhead song -was thrown 
in early on and the show dosed with my 
personal fevorite "Stigmata" from the 
album. The Land of Rape and Honey. 
They came back out and played a one 
song encore. The only bitch I had about 
the show was that it lasted for one hour. 
After leaving the Cuban Club, we headed 
to Caesars to see the Atlanta based band 
Rotten Gimmick. Upon entering, I wit- 
nessed something that will be etched in 
my brain forever. The Forgotten 
Apostles. The singer was an 
Elvis clone. I mean, this guy 
looked better than the king 
ever did. Fake sideburns at- 
tached to his Elvis shades. An 
Elvis jumpsuit with elephant 
bellbouoms. To top it off he 
even had a feke fet Elvis gut. 
The band was killer and the 
singer had the Elvis moves 
down to a sdcnce. Rotten 
Gimmick played a rousing set 
showing their early punk roots. 
The evening was as close to 
perfect as one can expect from 
Tampa Bay. 

Now, on to the music I 
received a couple of tapes from 
local bands. First off is The 
Grassy Knoll Gunman, a 
name taken from the Ken- 
nedy Assassination in Dallas. 
This young band show^ a lot 
of promise . The tape they gave 
me is a live practice tape so the 



quality isn't pompous and bloated like 
Yes, but 1 don't even consider that R-N- 
R The giinmen are the quintessential 
garage band and are worth seeing live . My 
fevorite songs on the tape are "Go Die" 
and "The Like Song". The rhythm sec- 
tion is very tight but I espedally like the 
singing. A littie more focused in one 
direction and they will be a force to be 
reckoned with. Another tape I received 
has to be the world's first, a surf rap band 
called The Fresh Young Heroin Ad- 
dicts. This stuff is hilarious and is studio 
quality with songs like "Beach Blanket 
Bullshit" and "Surf My Noots". The lyr- 
ics will have Tipper Gore running for her 
earplugs. The Heroin Addicts consists of 
2 white boys, SUnky Sean and Frecky 
Jer. Major labels take notice. If no talent 
slobs can sell a couple of million records, 
think of what you can do with these guys. 
I also got a tape from the Witch 
Doctors. This is a fine local band consist- 
ing of Jerry Lakus, Rob Goodrich and 
Beef? The tape has killer guitar and lyrics 
that explore the dark side of life. Look for 
this band to be playing out at local alter- 
native venues in the very near future. 
Local bands send me your tapes and I'll 
give ya some free publidty. 

In my last column, I realized that 
every band I wrote about in What's Driv- 
ing My Suburban Neighbors From Hell 
Crazy v\'as on a major label. Even though 
I like the LP's a lot, I won't let it happen 
; again. Major corporations have enough 
I moneyso let's give the indies some credit. 
I From the Toxic Shock label comes a little 
7 inch gem called Noise From Nowhere. It 
features four bands annihilating 60's pop 
dassics. House of Large Sizes brutalized 
the Cher dassic, "Half Breed" Sloppy 
Seconds does a hilarious version of 
landyman" Hullabaloo tackles Deep 



P urplc's "Highway Star" and finally, th'cJ 
Hickoids do up "Green Acres". This 
record is great. Everjoneshould own it. 
On a recent trip to LA, I had the 
pleasure of checking out P>'gmy Love 
Circus . It was one of he high points of the 
trip. So imagine my surprize when going 
through the 7" singles at the Record 
Exchange. I came across this record. PLC 
are a five piece band with a singer who 
looks like Blackjack Mulligan. The three 
songs on this indude "King of LA" with 
a chorus that goes lam the kinj of LA/I j 
shot Axl Rose today. (How could you not 
like it?!) "Dagwood Killed Blonclie" and 
"Madhouse Clown" This is down and 
dirty in the gutter R-N-Rat its best. Even 
the back cover shot is great with the singer 
holding a pig's head on his unit. I also 
came across the CD buy of the year. All 
three Rat Music for Rat People albums 
on one CD. This CD has 27 bands on it 
and is worth the price. Another band that 
caught my attention is England's Na- 
palm Death . On the cover of the CD 
there is a sticker with a quote from one of 
the members of Def Lcppard saying how 
they wanted to sound like the best band in 
the worid and if they didn't they could 
always sound like Napalm Death. Well, if 
Def Leppard hated this band then I knew 
I would like them. The CD is entitled, 
From Enslavement to Obliteration and 
contains 55-count 'em- 55 songs. To say 
this band plays fest would be an under- 
statement. They play blistering hardcore 
with insightful and intelligent lyrics- 
something one would never cxpea from 
Def Lcppard. 

Well, that's it for this month. If I 
pissed off any fens of Def Leppard or Yes j 
or any other mall metal band, then i "■ 
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Since 1984, KJm 
Thayil and Chris Cornell 
have been cultivating a hy- 
brid rock and roll — one 
spawn from the roots of 
psychedelia but nurtured 
in the soil of aggression. 
Their vision took its name 
from a sound sculpture 
made of steel tubing de- 
signed to catch the sounds 
of wind — Sound Garden. 

The dark and 
moody, heavy rhythmic 
rock of Sound Garden 
penetrates the American 
soul. It is a beast of a new 
color, a band that stands 
apart from the crowd. In- 
stinctive aggression and 
power dominate the style 
of their first A&M release, 
Louder Than Love . 

Produced by Terry 
Date (Mother Love Bone, 
Fifth Angel, etc.), the songs 
on the album groove like a 
stampede. "Loud Love" is 
a hypnotically dominating 
song which bleeds with 
surrealistic feedback. "Big 
Dumb Sex" peaks with the 
street level climax of the 
group's grit-laden, 
crunchy power produc- 
tion. Yes, this beast is for 
fi-om tame. The teeth are 
jagged, the claws are sharp. 

Originally a driving 
force in the Seattle Sub 
Pop Scene, Sound Garden 
has broken the restraints 
ofan independentdealand 
landed their first major 
success. Although on a 
major label, Sound 
Garden's roots are true to 
the energy of Sub Pop. 
Jason Everman, bassist of 
the band, stresses that their 
move up the music ladder 
is not commercially in- 
spired. "Anybody that 
knows anything about 
Sound Garden knows that 
we haven't sold out .We 
simply have more freedom 
and resources to accom- 
plish our goals!" 

Sound Garden's 
goals arc well under con- 
trol. Leaving their home 
town of Seattle, the band 
is undertaking a major 50 
states tour that will bring 
their name, image, and 
music to the forefi-ont of 
every city in which they 
stop. Sound Garden plays 
The Cuban Club on Feb. 
3 with Voivod and The 
Big F. Your presense is 
requested. 







• Who's Been Eating My For ridge 

So, what do you do when >-our in jr. high, wear your 
hair long, paint your nails,(your a guy), want to emulate 
Gene Simmons, and are too young to go to the local rock 
clubs to check out the bandsPAnyone? Anyone? 
If you said''Start >X)ur own band" your partially right, 
but, if you said" Stan your own band and play to other 
deprived young souls!" your absolutely right! And once 
on that stage with budding young hormones, and group- 
ics-to-bc screaming your name, a hip moniker at that, 
Goldy Rdcxs (after all, you've discovered bleach!). You 
deddc ...Hey... This IS cool! 

A few years later... The boys are a little older and a 
lot wiscr.Though they have had a pcrsonel change, 
instrument switches, and various dye jobs, the influ- 
ences and initiative have remained the same this kitty 
found out during a recent chat with bass-torn , Morgan 
Ashley. Morgan and fellow Goldy's, Stevie Blackwood 
(vocals), and Darian Stephans (drums) have been busy 
recording their four song demo upe at Infinity Studios 
with John Grout engineering.(\Vhy y-es-.-Oh observant 
one, they ARE lacking a guitarist. See ad this issue and 
read on!) The release titled "Just Right" is a combina- 
tion of "pop-metal -dance" oriented ditties. Songs like 
"She's So Sweet" and "Lonely On A Saturday Night" 
are catchy , sing along numbcrs.Though "Just Right" 
will be available for local distribution, the main intent is 
to send copies to their fen dub. Seems the Goldy's have 
&ns as fer away as Australia and Tok>o as well as the U.S. 
"We just sent out promo shots and newsletters to kids 
who were looking for pen pals in \-arious rock maga- 
zines" explained Morgan "and it just spread, they told 
two fiiends, and they told two friends... and so on." 
Quaint idea... thinks this cat. 

The most imporunt thing on these glamsters agenda is 
to find that just right guitarist. Morgan played the guitar 
tracks on the tape, but he has dedded to stick with the 
bass. What they're looking for is "someone who is and 
has alwaj-s been into this kind of music, not some who 
scz, Oh ... well I'll play anything". 
Once they are a foursome they expca things to move 
rather swiftly. Ne^-. songs to be written, its all original 
stuff for these glamour boys, and then theres all those 
deprived souls... 

• Been To The Cinema LaUly? 

he curtain opened about six months ago for the Cinema 
69 and they've been hard at work. Recently plaving with 
Kitt>' Grinds at Club Detriot. And this cat loves the 
movies, better yet a musical! 

The Cast indudes K>-m (that boy can sing) LaRoux, 
Brent Richards and Jason Demcrs dueling guitarists, 
Dcvin G. Grimm on bass and boom torn Michael 
Saintclair . Its obvious to any cat that the cinema boys put 
alot of thought , creativity and rawaggressive energy into 
their music. 

Kym's first singing experience occurcd when he v^-as 
five and Barbara NIandell pulled him from the audience 
to sing "Proud Mar>'" (what a rocker). With influences 



ranging from Iggy Pop to the New York Dolls. Also an 
influence of K)™ and Brent is "Sexual Chocolate" 
(figure that one out). Cinema 69 is very unique with a 
stage performance that walks the line between spontane- 
ous and xmpredictable, maybe even decadent. But keep 
in mind young ones that Cinema 69 is not out to change 
the worid, preach any religious, political or subliminal 
messages. 

It seems lately that the Bay Area has received a large 
injecrion of original, powerhouse, top quality musician- 
ship pushing its way to be noticed by major bbe'.s 
widiout having to move to LA. - and if anyone can break 
that trend its these gu>'s! Keep a look out for them, this 
cat predicts a major coup in the works. 

• Rumor of the month: 
Shcs not my girlfriend department? 
The all cons\uning Green eyed monster has been sighted 
at some Tampa Bay rock dubs lately. It seems to be a 
'taint bit dangerous to shower your (male) honey with 
affection espe dally if his band happens to be performing 
that night, sharpen those claws, sisters!! 




9 on Enigma with Jim Sullivan of Survivor producing ( 
^\^^3t no Kevin DeBrow?). Pla>ing to crowds of 400+ at 
the Roxy, Gazzarri's and the Troubadour will get you 
noticed, and noticed we have. I remember a young under 
ag; kitty and hanging at Mark Twains and 49th Street 
Mining Company watching these guys just move and 
mold the audience. 

Julliet consists of Kenny McGce lead meowcr for- 
mcriy of Leftv- and Jimmi Delisi giiitarist was in Saint in 
Sinners (the past coming back to haunt >x>u boj-s) along 
with Ty Wcsterhoff bass tom and Greg Pcc'.a on drums 
recorded with Anne Boly-ne . Julliet is due to return to the 
Rocket Club in Late April early May. So go check them 
out and I'm sure there are a few of you out there who 
heard Julliet before. This cat will have a fiill interview 
then. 

• Feline Fidelity 

Some news on an all original project happening at 
K.D.K. Studios in Oldsmar featuring; the Bay's finest 
femcat performers: Tina Stinson, guinr (Foxxxhcad); 
Blackie, lead vocals (X-Juvenile); Lauren Anthony, bass; 
Jan McKeeaan, drums v^ith help from Diana Hubcr and 
Denisc Mcrs on backing vocals. Kenneth M. Holland 
will be handling production with Ken Kahlcr engi- 
neering the projea. Arlington Production Co. with 
Peter Delacruz at the helm .sponsors the girls' efforts 
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Another band that flew the coop to test its wings, and 
flew. Julliet moved to L-A. a couple years ago and arc 
now returning with a Debut Album to be released April 



»JA N C I N 

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Interview 

© 1990 Michael Domett, All Rights Reserved 



Standing in the shadows behind the 
stage watching Elephant's Memory, 
barely visible through the noise, smoke 
curling from his lip, he mouthed the 
words to the songs. His pink wig, old 
eyes, tired, tears streaking his powdered 
face. 

I inched toward him. 

He sensed me and hurried into the 
parking lot, glancing over his shoulder. 
He was old and I was closing. He 
stopped. My lungs aren't what they 
used to be. It took a while to catch up. 

"Why are you here?" I asked. 

Reaching into his pocket, he pulled 
out a card and handed it to me. I didn't 
glance at it. "Not yet," I thought, not 
taking my eyes off him. "He might 
leave." 



He muttered something, started to 
walk away. 

I'm not a physical guy and was sur- 
prised when I grabbed his arm. "You 
can tell me," I said. "I'll understand." 

He turned and stared, my hand 
around his arm. 

I let go. 

"You wouldn't understand," he said, 
voice sweet, cardinal song at dusk. I 
knew it would be. 

"Try me," I said. 

He shrugged, sat on the curb, gloved 
hand caressing the concrete. He relaxed 
somewhat, ignoring me, wanting me to 
go away. 

I was lucky I'd found him, but why 
here? 

I should have respected his wishes. 



"Why here?" I asked. 

Giving in to my persistence, eyes 
rolling, he coughed: "The gunshots 
woke me," as a cigarette appeared in his 
hand, lit and ready for smoking. He 
pulled on it, "I knew you'd find me, 
man." 

"Don't call me that." My gruff voice 
surprised me. 

"You bring out the best in me," he 
said. 

"How did you know I'd be here?" I 
asked. 

"Litter." 

I nodded and sat beside him. "It wa 
problem." 

He didn't respond. I tapped him on 
the shoulder. "What?" he asked. 

"I said, 'It is a problem.' " He read 



my lips, nodded. 

"I'm sorry," I said. "I forgot you 
were deaf." 

"Am not. Are you finished?" 

"One more question." 

He sighed, watched my lips. I had to 
think up a good one. He was fading. 

"I'll tell you'when ..." His voice a 
whisper, there wasn't much time. 

"It died with John ... the shattered 
glass..." 

I didn't stop him from taking back 
his card. I sadly watched him leave. 

As he vanished I cried. I hadn't said 
goodbye. I hadn't said: "So long. It's 
been nice talking to you." 

I hear Michelle Shocked say: "But 
those crazy writers, they don't stand a 
ghost of a chance." 




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THRUST: How long has Intimate Acts been out and 
about? 

PAT: Going on six years now. Tim the bass player joined 
up with us 4 years ago so he's the baby in the band. 

THRUST: Where docs the band call home? 

PAT: The band is now based out ofTampa but we we're 
fix)m Texas. 

THRUST: So, how did you end up in Tampa? 

PAT: We ended up down here because we needed a 
homebase. We've been here a year now. 

THRUST: So you're a Florida band, or you're just 
hanging out for convenience? 

PAT: We're kind of Gypsies. This is where we live now 
but I don't think people consider us a Florida band. 
When we first came here people thought we were a Texas 
band. The Tcxans thought we were an Oklahoma band. 
When we're announced, wc say we're from Tampa Bay. 

THRUST: What's your impression of the local scene? 

PAT: The local scene is cool. There's lots of places to 
play as compared to Texas. I'd like to see an influx of 
original material into the area instead of everyone fixus- 
ing on doing cover stuff. 

THRUST: Have you played a lot of venues? 

PAT: Hell, we've played the whole eastern seaboard and 
most of the rest of the country. 

THRUST: When you play on the road, is it an all- 
original show or do you still do the covers? 

PAT: Depending where we're at and if the audience 
knows us, we'll play firom 40% - 100% originals. 



THRUST: How many songs do you have? 

PAT: We have over twenty originals that we either do 
live or that we're currendy working on for the studio. 

THRUST: You have an EP out, right? 

PAT: Yes, it's a four song EP that is marketed out of 
Dallas for distribution and for shopping a major deal. 

THRUST: Is the Tampa crowd receptive to your 
original songs? 

PAT: The people are very receptive. It's the club owners 
that give us a problem with originals. The people love 
'em. We don't announce a lot of original stuff. If you 
don't announce it, people will just keep dancing and 
partying and probably won't even notice that we're not 
playing Ozzy. 

THRUST: Who arc the band's influences? 

PAT: We're all into old-school rock and roll like Aeros- 
mith and Van Halen, Thin Lizzy, that kind of stuff. 
We're a movement oriented band. Almost fimky! 

THRUST: What are the band's goals? 

PAT: We've got the obvious goal of getting a record 
deal. We're a commercially hard band and we aren't 
going to accept an indie deal . We want something major. 
Secondly, we want to continue touring. If we get our 
name in fi-ont of more people, its a definite sales tool! 
Then people will recognize our name when they're in 
their favorite record store. We've laid our groundwork 
and people are nibbling. We're just waiting for the big 
fish to bite. 

THRUST: Arc you doing any showcases? 

PAT: We'll be doing a symposium called South by 



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Southwest and wc hope to get some interest from that. 
We'll also be doing a showcase in NY. 

THRUST: There are hundreds of commercial hard 
rock bands in the country. What separates Intimate 
Acts from everyone else? 

PAT: First of all, we've been doing this a long time. 
Secondly, we're not imitators. We use the constant 
power of rock and roll as opposed to being trendy or on 
the bandwagon. There's nothing worse than a second- 
rate imitator. We had our identity before that. We've 
worked as a unit for six years and we've established our 
own niche. 

THRUST: Are your songs from years ago still going 
over well? 

PAT: Surprisingly, yes. Again, it has to do with being 
consistent and not trendy. There will always be 16 year 
olds who want to drink too much and drive too fest. It's 
a constant that we go for. 

THRUST: How do you approach the interaction 
that you have with your audience? 

PAT: We get in your face and prod you. You're either 
gonna love us or hate us. We're not going to just be 
passive on stage for your enjoyment. Give us an opinion . 
Why aren't you partying? Are you lame? Are we lame? 
What's the problem. TcJl us. 

THRUST: How would you describe your music? 

PAT: It's bump and grind rock and roll. Either you love 
it or you hate it. If you detest it, you're still gonna talk 
about it. I'd rather leave a town with the people saying, 
"Intimate Acts, I hate those guys! Who do they think 
they are?!" That's better than not remembering your 
name a week after the show. Intimate Acts-remember it. 




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What happens when you throw four talented guys and one dynamic lady on 
the same stage? You get a phenomena called Mrutter. From a warehouse in 
Miami to one of the nottest acts on the Florida circuit, it's hard to believe 
this group isjust turning 3 months old. Led by drummer Thunder Callahan, 
fronted by Darlene (Dar) Florio, featuring Dave Fitzgerald on keys, Rob 
Leigh on guitar, and Rich Reinhart, there is more raw talent and energy in 
this show than should be legal. Crewed by Mike Booker, Greg Hulse and 
Ray Palazzolo, Strutter is a band that looks as great as they sound. Hold on 
to your pants Florida, the band from hell has arrived! If you're not a party 
animal stay out of their way. We recently caught up with the whole group. 




THRUST: What's it like to be a lady rocker? 
DARLENE: You're always hungry! I've sung every- 
thing from jazz to top 40. 1 think I've found my niche in 
R&R! 

THRUST: Guys, what's she like to work with? 
TIM: Very exciting cause I'm working with one of the 
best. 

ROB: It's great! She kicks total ass and I can borrow her 
make up! 

THRUST: Arc you happy with where the band is 
now? 

DARLENE: For being 3 months old, the recognition 
we have is incredible! 

RICH: We haven't done all we can yet but we're getting 
there. 

TIM: I'm happy with where we are. I think we'll 
maintain the same momentum when we bring out our 
originals. 

THRUST: What about the name of the band? 
DAVE: Name? I never really thought about it! 
TIM: It's Darlene! 

DARLENE: Come see the show one time. You'll figure 
it out. We strut our stuff like there's no tomorrow! We 
don't take any flack fi-om anyone. I think women have 
had a hard time in Rock. I'm here to prove it can be done 
and just as well! 



THRUST: How's the band holding up being thrust 
into the spotlight so fast? 
DAVE: We're all cool about it. 
TIM: We try to give everyone space and time to be 
alone. It helps maintain sanity! 
THRUST: Dar you've broken into a few male only 
clubs. How docs it feel? 

DARLENE: I'm relieved they've accepted me the way 
they have. I think they see me as an artist first and a 
female second, at least after the first show! 
THRUST: How would you describe your show? 
ROB: It's five individuals working together to kick ass 
RICH: Besides loud?! Spastic! 
DARLENE: It's wild, charismatic, absolutely balls to 
the wall! (no pun intended) 
TIM: Very intense and energetic, we sweat! 
THRUST: Who arc some of your influences? 
ROB: Sweet, Queen, of course Led Zep' 
RICH: Gene Simmons, Getty Lee-hc got me started! 
DAVE: John Lord fi-om Deep Purple and Keith Emer- 
son ELP. 

TIM: Neil Pert and Tommy Aldrich! 
DARLENE: The Beatles taught me how to sing har- 
monies but I don't model myself after anyone. I've got 
my own style. 
THRUST: What would vou do if there was no 





THRUST: What about being an opening act? 

DAVE: I'd rather be the headliner! 

TIM: It^s one of the toughest things we have to do as 

a circuit band because of the lack of rcspea and amount 

of adversity. But it gets your reputation across. I feel any 

band that docs a good show as the opening act should be 

highly commended for performing well under intense 

stage complications. 

ROB: I love to pump up a crowd. 

THRUST: How is this band different from the past 

ones? 

DARLENE: Besides their anatomy?! Dealing with 4 

guys instead of 4 women says it all I think! At least we 

don't all have PMS at the same time! 

ROB: It's got more raw energy and talent! 

TIM: This group has a tremendous attitude towards 

wanting to play. We have a great supportive respect for 

each other. 

THRUST: What about originals? 

TIM: We all work on them together, everyone has their 

say. It's a group effort. We're still perfecting them but 

they'll be out soon so keep your cars open! 



Rock-n-Roll? 

RICH: I don't think I would have been bom. 
DAVE: Plumbing. 
DARLENE: There is nothing else! 
ROB: Either a goat farmer in Australia or an interna- 
tional playboy! 

TIM: I can't fathom that question because rock is my 
life! 

THRUST: O.K. folks here's the killer! What's your 
New Years resolution? (So what if it's February, better 
late than never!) 
ROB: Stop drinking-again! 
Get married! 

DAVE: Stop going out with women in bars! 
DARLENE: Stop shopping! 
TIM: Have Def Lepard open up for us! 
RAY: Stop going out with lesbian midget jello wres- 
tlers! 

THRUST: Get serious! 

Rich: I want to have our EP out by the end of next year! 
DAVE: Work on the originals! 
ROB: Quit Panicking! 



by 
Cheryl Shegstad 

TIM: Maintain not being an alcoholic considering the 
environment I'm always in! 
THRUST: Where will the band be in one year? 
ROB: Alive-I hope! 
DAVE: Watching our video on MTV! 
TIM: MTV?! 

RICH: Touring the country to promote an album. 
DARLENE: Kickin ass! 

Well there you have it-out of the mouths of babes! I 
dare you to catch this band from HcU' Once you see 
them live-you'll be strutterized! Warning: Could be ad- 
dicting to your strut! 



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Greetings, Sunshine State! I'm here in LA partying 
with some pretty cool people, so I thought I would let 
you all know what's happening in Tinseltown this month . 

Lypswitch just released a new demo and very soon 
"Rattlesnake Skin" will be everyone's theme song. . . Sweet 
FA, MCA's newest band is in town working on their 
debut... Byte The Bullet have tentatively changed their 
name to Surrender due to copyright laws... Crimson 
Glory, along with local fave Madwhip Thunder blew 
the walls down at the Roxy recently. CG is definitely big 
in Lj\....Rude Awakening will be in the film Close 
Enemy, directed by famed movie mogul Martin Dono- 
van. The movie will be filmed in the band's hometown, 



most of the action at the grand opening of the Jetsct be- 
cause I was attacked by Stcvie RochcUe, singer of Tuff 
over some comments made in another paper. Yes, I'm 
taking him to court, and I'll be sure to let you know the 
outcome of this. . .Black Cherry have not broken up, but 
added former Damn Yankees axeman Josh Fields, to 
complete one of the most solid line-ups in town . . . Fields, 
also in the original LA Guns with vocalist Black, might 
just have that extra push that the band needs to get 
signed... Alternative bands making waves in town arc 
New Tribe, The Waters Edge, Winter Kills and No 
Noise Red. These bands draw more fens to the Sunset 
Strip then most rock bands so they must be 




Richmond, VA. . .Rock Network is setting up a scries of 
"pay to play buster" shows in which the band that 
headlines will get S2000 in cash and SI 500 in advertis- 
ing. This is a major development and I will definitely 
keep you up to date on it... Cold Shot, Agent O and 
Desolation Angels are just a few bands working with 
Rock Network on out of state shows. ...Randy Piper, 
formerly of Wasp has a new band. Animal... Rush will 
reportedly release a greatest hits package sometime this 
year...B.B. Chung King and the Screaming Buddha 
Heads are .sporting a new demo which will definitely get 
them signed. They play around 20 shows a month 
throughout lJ\ and the surrounding areas and they are 
my prediction as the biggest new act of 1990... Missed 



good... Weapon just increased their draw fix>m 75 to 
200. They are one of the strip's heaviest and look to be 
one of the honest bands of this year... LA bud rules!!! If 
God had a voice, I imagine that it would sound a lot like 
David Coverdale'son the new White Snake disc. . .Judas 
Priest will reportedly replace drummer Dave 
Holland...Thc Jersey Dogs have a hot five song demo 
that includes covers of classic AC/DC and Van Halcn 
tunes. . .Jungle Alley, the recipient of much A8cR inter- 
est of late will be signed by the end of 1990 without a 
doubt. . . Limbohouse, a Chili Peppers style band fi-om 
San Francisco have a demo called No Shit, No Dicks. 
Their hard, ftinky music is great and their cover of the 
Commodore's "Brickhouse" contains lyrical changes 
that would make Lionel Ritchie roll over in his grave 



were he dead. . .Trial By Fire did some summer shows in 
Bogata, Columbia. They were treated like royalty dur- 
ing their stay... Imagine World Peace, who have just 
returned from a two week stand in Hawaii, arc the 
hottest new band on the Strip and have already gener- 
ated a lot of label interest. They were given leather 
clothes, gold jewelry and watches and you know what 
else fi-om their thousands of gorgeous Hawaiian 
fens... Ruben Blue, the most influential journalist/ 
photographer in the LA scene is celebrating the 7th an- 
niversary of Rock City News this year... Brunette has 
left CBS Records after personnel changes in the com- 
pany so they are srill IcxDking for a deal which shouldn't 
be too far off. . .Silence, fi-om Denver, are pla>ing some 
big shows at the Whiskey. Their song "Big Dumb Sex" 
is a great tune, so check them out. . .Tempest is quickly 
climbing the ranks of the local scene... K.C. Lee Jones 
has a new demo that sounds a lot like Frehlcy's 
Comet... Teddy Cook, from NY is Dio's new 
bassist. . .Why does Barry Manilow have a star on the 
Hollywood Walk of Fame when The Who, The 
Stones, and Jimi Hendrix do not?. . .Piggy, guitarist of 
Voivod, just won a bout with cancer! The new album is 
by fer their best and it contains a cover of Pink Floyd's 
classic trip song, "Astronomy Dome" 

Rev Lover not Revolver, are currendy expanding 
their following by playing on some hot cards. They have 
done a lot of moving up in their short time in town and 
having Deb Rosner as their publicist is a great 
move . . .Zion Heights, who sound a great deal like Van 
Halen, recendy put on a great show at Gazzarri's. Their 
demo, especially the song "Do Not Disturb" was 
great... Warbride one of the premiere all-female bands 
anywhere, just added a new singer and bass player to 
improve their already impressive sound. Their songs, 
"The Tower" and "I Follow Your Star" which appear on 
the Rock Network compilation tape, blew my mind. . . L- 
7, another girl band, is back in LA fi-om a tour of the U.S. 
Congratulations to them on the tour and I know they 
will be blowing down walls in town very soon. . . Vesivius 
have added another guitar player and are heading into 
the studio to record a new demo amidst some label 
interest. . .Tuff once again spent more time talking than 
playing at the Jetset Finale Pan II. If they want to be 
taken more seriously, by fens and industry people alike, 
they will have to show us how great they are instead of 
telling us... Cyanide Kick, openers for the Zeros and 
Pretty Boy Floyd recently, have released a good demo 
that should turn some heads. Their shows are alwa>'s 
packed and the songs sound gocxi. 

That's it fi-om LA for this issue, but I'll keep you up 
on the latest hoopla each and every month. Bands that 
would like to be mentioned in The Freeway Sniper 
should send all promo kits, demos, press releases and 
bribes to Hot Rod Long 1907 Whidey Avenue #A 
Hollywood, CA 90068 





Name 
Instrument 



Mike Tcizz 
Vocals 



Vinnie Breeding 
Guitar 



Dorian Sage 
Bass 



Billy Brat Brattain 
Drums 



Hair 



Blue Black 



Fuck Me Black 



Jet Black 



Blue Black 



Eyes 



Hazel 



Brown 



Blue 



Green 



Any Tattoo's 



Lips on My Bcills 



My Bcibe Vampira on 
my right arm 



Vampire Bitch from Hell 
on my right cirm 



Ncistie Cat on Left 
Shoulder 



intimate Down Girl 



Jessica Rabbit 



Any Young Bloodsuck- 
ing Female 



All of Them 



Girl who can suck the 
chrome off a hitch 



Favorite Group 



Aerosmith 
Fasterpussy Git 



TNT Being Tango 



Motley Crue 



Fcisterpussy Git 
Motley Crue 



Fav Past Time 



Getting My Rocks off 



Purrfecting the 
Pelvic Push 



Wild Women 



Kissin On Kitty 



What Do You Most 
Like in a Woman 



One that Swallows 



Me 



8 Inches 



Ditto or Vinnie 



Pet Peeve 



Cops in the rearview 
Mirror 



When I Forget My 
Riding Gop 



PMS 



Fat girl eating 
a Candy Bar 



Favorite Game 



Whoops Baby I Lost the 
Key to the Cuffs 



Guess the Solid Object 



Hide the Weenie 



Rape 



Famous Last Words 



I he Rules Are there 
Are no Rules 



1 Hope your On The Pill 



Baby Ihis Wont 
Hurt a Bit 



I've Been Framed 



Prized Posession 



My Converse All Stars 



My Leather Bull Whip 



6' Blonde with Big Tits 



AK-47 Automatic 



Fav Position 



Feet Up to Ears 



Strapped To the Rack 



3 ON 1 



2 On Top 1 On Bottom 



What to Look For 
in the Future 



Low Flying Planes 
Steven Tyler 



Kick' in Ass and Takin 
Phone Numbers 



Fame and Fortune 
Under the Influence 



Loaded Gun &. AP &. 
Bull with Aids 




THE GOOD, THE DAD AND THE ROWDY 



Lone Star beer and oil fields. Tumbleweeds and armadillos. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas toast. Texas toast??!! 
You get the picture, right? Anyway, what we're talking about here is the state of Texas, home to none other than 
the very down and dirty DANGEROUS TOYS . 

When you think of dangerous toys, visions of toxic play dough and eye-gashing slinkies may come to mind. But these 
are the Dangerous Toys, the lone star based quintet that are stirring up the rock scene like an overanxious cattle 
prodder. 

The Toys self- tided debut on CBS Records has brought the blues-n-grind sound to many an anxious listener. With 
"Teas'n, Pleas'n" and "Scared" branding the MTVcountdown in recent months, dual guitarists Scott Dalhover and 
Danny Aaron, bassist Mike Watson, drummer Mark Geary and lead screecher Jason McMaster are in no position 
to complain. And you can bet that last shot of Jack that they're not. It would seem as if someone were hollering, 
"Thar's gold in that thar band!," as their album approaches the 1/2 million mark. Not a bad start! 

From a hotel room in an unknown city about to be seized by the Toys special brand of heavy-metal meets Bonanza, 
guitarist Scott Dalhover kicks back and tells all. 



DJ: The album's doing good and things arc happen- 
ing for the band. How does it feel right about now? 

Scott Dalhover: If you had told mc two years ago that 
we would sell 350,000 albums and be in the 50's on the 
charts, I would have said, 'Yeah, right.' It feels pretty 
good. Wc were just a bar band that got signed. So, we're 
on the tour bus going, 'Wow, this is cool!' 

DJ: Being fresh on the scene, you probably have 
some recent memories of your hungry days. 

Scott: It's srill those idnd of days, pretty much. Before 
though, we'd do gigs on a Friday and Saturday and end 
up with like $20 in our pockets for the next week. 

DJ: With all the competition out there these days, 
what did Dangerous Toys do to catch the attention 
of a national label? 

Scott: Well, they had this thing called the South by 
Southwest Music Convention and they wanted us to play 
in it 'cause they had one slot open . Wc did our set and this 
man and lady came up to us and said, 'Hi. We're from 
SBKand we're really interested in y'all.' And we're like, 
'Yeah right, get lost.' You know, you always hear people 
that say, 'I'm gonna do something with you,? I'm gonna 
help you out.' So we contacted our management com- 
pany and said, 'VVho're these people?'They said that they 
were very important and could get us signed and we're 
like, 'Oh God, we were so rude.' Anyway, they got 



together and a guy from CBS came down and said, 'What 
do I have to do to get you guys? I want this band.' It was 
like a dream for us. 

DJ: So the next thing you know you're in the studio. 

Scott: Exacdy. 

DJ: The album sounds so spontaneous and natural. 
Was it easy to get what you wanted in the studio? 

Scott: We knew what we were gonna do when we went 
in there. It wasn't like I was passing out charts to 
everybody going, 'O.K., here's your part.', you know? 
We had pre-production with Max (Norman) to feel the 
songs out and we went in and blammed it down. Here's 
a story for 'Sport'n A Woody'. Mark (Geary, D.T.'s 
skins-man) was nailing the tape but there was no feel to 
it. Max said. To hell with this.' He got everybody 
together and we all went out to this strip bar and got 
plastered. When we came back Mark v^^s drunk drunk. 
That's how we got the groove on 'Sport'n A Woody'. 

DJ: Classic. Had you been playing a lot of the songs 
for awhile? 

Scott: All of 'em. Hell, Toys was only together for six 
months when we got signed. We went in with 17 songs. 
There's stuff that's not on the album that the people in 
Texas are pissed at us about because it's like their favorite 
songs. Wc didn't want to put too much of one side of 
Toys on the album. 





DJ: I wanted to ask about a couple of cuts off the album. 

Scott: Sure. 

DJ: 'Here Comes Trouble'. 

Scott: You've seen those guys, the drug dealers, the 
trouble makers. You know, Tou need some of this? You 
need some of that?'. 

DJ:R£al trouble. 

Scott: Exactly. The worst kind of trouble. 

DJ: 'Tcas'n' sounds like maybe somebody got into a 
bad situation. Did this happen to somebody in the 
band or everybody in the band? 

Scott: Well,. I'm not at liberty to say. No comment, 
(laughs). We've all been through that once or twice or. 
You know, you go, "What! You're married??!!" And 
then, BAM,BAM,BAM! 'I'm home dear.' 

DJ: I guess 'Sport'n A Woody* speaks for itself. 

Scott: Exaaly. 

DJ: How about 'Ten Boots'? 

Scott: Well, our grandads wore boots and our dads wore 
boots. People see our boots and go "Wow! ' . We just have 
some really nice boots and we wrote a song about 'em. 
And there you go. It's a song about guys that are loyal to 
their boots. 

DJ: Cool. You know, the 'Teas'n' video has been one 
of the top requested videos on Mtv for awhile now. 

Scott: I know. Three or four months now. Either we 



have some really loyal fans or people just really like that 
video or something. 

DJ: With two videos behind you, what do you think 
about the whole ordeal? 

Scott: When you do your first video it's fun . The second 
video you're like 'aaagghh!!' We shot two days for 
'Teas'n' and did a lot of live footage. We shot a lot for 
'Scared' too. There's like 60 people around, lights. You 
take shots from one angle 50 times, then another angle. 
And you do the song over and over. At the end of the day 
you're sick of hearing the song, you know? 

DJ: Yeah, I guess after hearing it a hundred times. 

Scott: Yeah, at really loud volumes. It's a lot of fun and 
a lotof work. 

DJ: Was it easier the second time when you did the 
'Scared' video? 

Scott: We were getting scripts for the video and we were 
like, 'This is not what the song is about.' What does a 
twenty-four foot woman or an operating room have to 
do with this song?? Nothing! So Jason (McMaster, 
D.T.'s lead screamer) took it upon himself and came up 
with some stuff. He showed it to us and we said, 'This is 
the way we want it.' Who knows what the song is about 
better than the band? That's what I'm saying. 

DJ: The song's dedicated to Alice Cooper. 

Scott: Yeah, we all grew up in the 70's and everybody's 
a big Alice fan. Jason met Alice when we played the 
Whiskey and fi-cakcd. That was one of the first things I 
ever wrote but wc had never put it into a song. A couple 



of months before we did the record I was sitting around 
playing it and Jason grabbed his lyrics and said, 'Mark, 
get on the drums,' and we did it. 'Scared' was written in 
about 10 minutes. 

DJ: People always try to compare new bands to some- 
body else.? Personally, I don't think you guys sound 
that much like anybody else. 

Scott: Well thanks! People listen to us like... We were 
hanging out at this club last night with Junkyard and 
Bang Tango and somebody said we sounded like Van 
Halen, Aerosmith and ZZ Top all rolled into a ball. I see 
what you're saying though. We all grew up listening to 
so much different stuff. The next album though is 
probably gonna be a litde bluesicr, a litde heavier, a litde 
more in-your-face. 

DJ: I've heard you guys have been getting a little 
rowdy on the road. 

Scott: We're not choir boys. We get into some trouble. 
We've had some parties with Junkyard where the cops 
had to come and shut us down. They have to throw us 
physically out of the bar at the end of the night 'cause we 
won't leave. 

DJ: Soxmds pretty crazy. I can sec it now, making the 
headlines. Well look Scott, thanks for the time and 
keep it up man. 

Scott: No problem. Next time we're around make 
yourself apparent. 

DJ: Yeah, no doubt- I'll throw my boots on. 
Scott: There you go! 



HEY YOU! 



IF YOU'RE READING THIS... 




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it takes all of us to make it happen. We've just 
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at the liollywood music scene. Make no mis- 
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talent we have here holds up 100% in all aspects. 
What we have to do is grab the industry's atten- 
tion. And that takes a strong music scene. We're 
picking up speed so let's make the 90's the Bay 
Area's decade! Suppwrt our local clubs and 
bands and we'll all benefit. Let's do it! 



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JETEYE 



First it was rumors about SixxPack, Matthew Trippe and the Jeteye boys. Would they join forces with Mr. 
Evil Twin Clone himself for the cool sum of $100,000 which would have netted them a European tour and 
plenty of international exposure? Then it was the elusive sighting of Bassist Don Brown at the Ritz Theater 
in Ybor City with an underage love dummy! Finally, the band snuck into Boomerangs and held the whole 
cafe hostage while they whipped out a fearsome set of rock and roll. Who are the Jeteye boys? Where did they 
come from? And will Tampa Bay ever be safe again? 



THRUST: We're here widi the JETEYE boys, 
Donnie and Mike. 

DONNIE: (low voice) I'm Donnie... 

MIKE: (high voice) And I'm Mike. 

THRUST: Now that we've got that established, 
where are you guys finom? 

DONNIE: I'm the only Florida boy in the band. 

MrKErl'm from Chicago. 

DONNIE: And Larry and Chip arc both from NY. 

THRUST: Not Larry and Chip from My Three 
Son's? (laujbs galore) So, how long has this line- 
up been together? 

DONNIE: For six years. 

THRUST: The same line-up? 

DONNIE: Yep. 

THRUST: What's happening differently for the 
band now than when you first started? I mean, 
have your goals or sights changed? Have you 
changed your underwear? What's the story? 

DONNIE: We do what wc do. We're probably more 
mature as a band compared to when we first started. 

MIKE: We're writing a lot more mainstream stuiF 
now. We used to be a bit heavier. 

THRUST: So, are the originals happening?! 

DONNIE: Definitely. 

MIKE: Yeah, four or five albums worth. 

THRUST: What songs are going to be on the 
E.P.? 

DONNIE: "Rose Fever" everybody knows that one; 
the title track "For Your Love," "Head Over Heels in 
Love," and "Ask Me Why" (our newest song). 

THRUST: Where is the album being recorded? 



DONNIE: In the Batcave. We have our owtt studio 
called the Batcave. 

THRUST: Are you bringing in an objective 
person to help you produce the EP? 

MIKE: No, it's aU us. 

THRUST: Do you feel confident with your studio 
knowledge and to produce your own EP? 

DONNIE: Most definitely. We've worked on two 
different 24 track projects and wc learned a lot from 
the engineers. 

THRUST: Is the EP done and when will it be 
available for the public' 

MIKE: Mid to late February and it will be available in 
all local record stores and wherever you sec us. 

THRUST: Jeteye has been on the scene for six 
years. Are the public and the dub owners more 
receptive to your original work or docs evcrj'one 
still want to hear covers? 

DONNIE: It really depends on where we're at. If the 
Jeteye crowd is there, they'll yell out for us to play 

originals because they know them. 

THRUST: Has the band done any regional or 
national tours? 

DONNIE: We opened for Kix several years ago in the 
ol' Mining Company dzys. We're essentially going to 
stay local while we're shopping the tape. We're like 
anyone else. We're looking for a deal. 

THRUST: Let's go back and talk about the EP 
again. Did you go into the studio with four songs 
and just lay them down or was it harder to whittle 
down your choices? 

MIKE: We went in with four songs but ended up 
dropping one of them and writing a brand-new song 
in the studio. 

DONNIE: It's not that we droj^d it. Wc put it on 



hold for the album. After we promote the EP, it's 
back in the studio for more tracks to finish up a fiill 
album. We're evolving. We're not just going to rest 
on the laurels of the EP. We've got a job to do. 

THRUST: Everv'one has an EP, cvcn.'one plays 
out, everyone wants a deal. What makes Jeteye 
stand apart fit)m the crowd? 

DONNIE: The songs, buddy, the songs! 

MIKE: The tunes speak for themselves! 

DONNIE: I think the material will blow a lot of 
people's minds. 

THRUST: For those who aren't familiar with the 
band, what are your backgrounds? 

MIKE: Larry and Chip started the band 10 years ago. 
Donnie and I joined the band 6 years ago. 

THRUST: Since Larry and Chip aren't here, let's 
talk about them. 

DONNIE: Larry is a psychopath. 

THRUST: Why? 

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DONNIE: Because he's fiickin' ps>'cho. We don't 
hang around him. It might be bad for our image (ha- 
ha!) 

THRUST: How about Chip? 

MIKE: Chip is a hot guitarist but he's underrated in 
the area because we haven't been playing out much 
lately. 

DONNIE: When we pby the Volley Club, all the 
young aspiring players are in awe of Chip. 

THRUST: Sum up the purpose of xjSc band? 

DONNIE: We're a concert band. We used to be a 
dub band but now we're a concert act. Occasionally, 
that will cause a problem because a dub audience 
wants party music. We won't play The Romantics for 
people any^nore. We're a live band, a four-piece 
concert band so come see us! 








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Another year to 

rock with you! 

Woody (Jeteye) 

Charlene, What the hell 

am I going to do? 

Rob Bedrock (Kitty Grinds) 

One of theses days, Julie, 

I'll get you! 

Phillip (Kitty Grinds) 

Sugar is sweet 

and I want to lick you! 

Tony (Arazmo) 

No peace for me. 

No peace for you... 

Marcus (Hemlock) 

You can do me if 

I can do you! 

Mark Rinaldi (Hemlock) 



Get me a rag, 

I just stepped in doo! 

Billy Bran (Cast of Nasties) 

"For Your Love" "I'd fall 

Head Over Heels for You" 

Mike (Jeteye) 

I forgot the rest, 

so fti* k you... 

Jerry Dixon (Warrant) 

Where I put my condom, 

I haven't a due! 

Teddy Mueller (Axe) 

Meet my friend Bambi, 

I'd like to try too! 

Matt (Bxne^ade) 

I am the best, 

at everything I do! 

Mike (Renegade) 



I did the old woman 

who lived in the shoe. 

How about you? 

Uncle Rich 

Ohhh, Florida women, 

I love what you do! 

Blair (Champagne Theatre) 

I ain't got no money 

How about you? 

Tracey Austin (The Syndicate) 

I'll rate your performance 

in my next review 
John Urban (Last Word) 

I swear to you man 

I was in the Criie! 

Matthew Trip (Somewhere in Europe)^ 

If your band kicks ass 
I'll interview you. 
DJ Justice (Thrust) 



If You Could Hove Any Volentlne, 

Who Would It De, Where Would You Take Them, 
. ond What Would You Do With Them? 

\ y AMBER LYNN to my house, and make her mow my yard. T>on (Renegade) 

HENRY KISSINGER to the all white room in the White House, paint it red, and talk about world peace, 
/ then show him the meaning of the word "piece". Darlene (Strutter) 

\ ( MICHELLE PFEIFFER AND CINDY CRAWFORD I want them to come to my dock on Indian Rocks 
/ >sj Beach and eat for free ... until I come over and join them. Jeff (Roxx Gang) 

HEATHER LOCKLEAR to her house and play sax, sax, sax. Mark Rinaldi (Hemlock) 

MAMA VrrOLO I would take my mom out to dinner and make her pay for it. Jeff Vitolo(Intice) 

LYNN AUSTIN to my attic to play with my toys. Teddy Mueller (x-drummer, Ax) 

REBECKA on a honeymoon. Shoot her. (Sweet Dead Rebecka) Billy Bratt (Cast of Nasties) 

\ I CHRISTINE APPLEGATE {Married with Children.) I'd take her to Caesar's Palace in Vegas and we would 
\ I / spend 20 of the 24 hour day in the presedential suite checking our denominations. The other 4 hours will be 
)) Vi: at the casino. How many chips is she worth? 



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Morgan (Goldy Rocxs) 
and Mar^e 




Holly and Danny 
(Champagne Theatre) 




Tina (Toxxxhead) 
and Marcus (Hemlock) 



Billy Bratt (Nasties) and Kim 





Blair (Champaigne Theatre) 
and Main Squeeze 




Kevin Steele (Roxx Gang) and Linda 





jerry (Warrant) and 
Cheryl (She wishes!) 



Mr. and Mrs. 
Incognito 



The ABC's of 




The bands that play the strip in Hollywood come and go... everynight. From Gazzarri's to The Whiskey, more bands have 
graced their stages than names on your local bathroom walls. Now and then, a band manages to creep out of the street urchin 
status and stake their claim on the big time. Coming out of the street light and into the stage light... XYZ. 

Beating the bricks for years had XYZ gutarist Marc Richard Diglio wondering. Was this business all it was cracked up to 
be? Would he and bandmates Patt Fontaine (bassist), Paul Monroe (drummer) and Terry Dous (vocals) ever get off the dub- 
circuit? With a deal on Enigma, a Don Dokken produced piece of vinyl and an attitude that won't quit, the answer is bound 
to be a definite, mega-dedbel YES! ■ fs i i ^* 



THRUST: First, I'd like to thank you 
for taking the time to do the interview, 
Mark. 

MARC: No problem man. My pleasure. 

THRUST: Let's go back to the days 
when XYZ first hooked up. How did it 
all come together? 

MARC: It happened about 5 years ago 
when I came out to California to pursue 
a career in music. Pat, our bass player and 
Terry, the singer, were living together 
when I bumped into them and wc hit it off 
right away. Paul, our drummer didn't 
come into the picture until about 3 years 
ago. He was the missing link of the band. 
Basically we stancd working, playing the 
clubs, working on demo's, doing what it 
takes to mnkc it. 



THRUST: Now you've got your debut 
album out on Enigma Records. 

2VIARC: Yeah! 

THRUST: Before that happened, did 
the band have some previous record- 
ings that you had been shopping 
around? 

MARC: Wc had a lot of songs. Through- 
out the years we had dcmo'd like 50 to 60 
songs. We just love to write. We just kept 
coming up with tunes and shopping them 
around. At the time it was very difficult to 
get a positive response from anyone. It's 
very hard getting signed. The rejections 
were tough to deal with but we believed 
in the band and ourselves. Things hap- 
pening for us was basically a mancr of 
perfect timing. 



THRUST: The name XYZ... Did 
somebody just throw it out and every- 
body said 'Yeah!'? 

MARC: Yeah , Pat came up with the name 
and everybody liked it. Every since, we've 
been XYZ. 

THRUST: No hidden meanings or 
anything? 

MARC: No. It means whatever you want 
it to mean. It's like ZZ Top. What does 
that mean, you know? It's just XYZ. 

THRUST: Was there an actual turning 
point for the band where you knew 
things were starting to kick in gear? 

MARC: It was really kind of weird be- 
cause we had been looking for a deal for 
so many years. We shopped our tape, wc 



did showcases, wc went out of our way for 
a lot of these people and nothing ever 
happened. Finallywe got to a point where 
we sat doN^Ti and decided to re-group. 
One night we get this call saying it's jam 
night down at the Troubadour and wc 
ended up going down. At the show 
someone came up to us and said, 'If you 
want to play some songs, go ahead.' So wc 
went up and kicked out three songs. We 
didn't know it but somebody from Enigma 
was out in the audience. She comes up 
afterwards and asks us for a tape. The next 
day the phone rings and it's somebody 
from Enigma Records saying 'We think 
you guys arc great! Why don't you come 
dow ' and talk to us.' The next day wc 
went down. It just happened like that. Wc 
weren't really looking for a deal. 



THRUST: By now it's well known 
that Don Dokken produced the album. 
How did the band come across Don? 

MARC: What happened was, after we 
talked to Enigma we went down into the 
basement and started working on tunes. 
Then wc started to think of a producer. 
We thought about all the big-gun 
producer's but either they were too busy 
or the typical thing with musical differ- 
ences. We kind of reached the end of the 
road and the Chairman of the Board at 
Enigma recommended Don. When his 
name came up we thought it would be 
cool because we had all been influenced 
by Dokken. Anyway, he came down one 
day and started working with us on the 
spot. Wc hit it off great. From there, we 
went to pre-production, tearing every- 
thing apart and working on the founda- 
tions. Then, with a lot of patience, we 
went into the studio to do the album. 

THRUST: I guess a lot of people would 
be curious about what it was like doing 
the albimi with Don. I'm sure you've 
heard the nasty rumours about how 
tough he is to work with. 

MARC: I've known Don for about a year 
now and he's a great guy. He really is. 
He's very generous. He would do any- 
thing for us. I coiJd call him up right now 
and ask him for a favor and, if he could do 
it, he would. Musically, he's unbelievably 
talented. He taught us so much. This 
being our first record, we had a lot to 
learn. As far as Don being a Hitler and 
stuff like that, he knows what he wants. 
It's kind of weird 'cause I hear those 



stories too. I hear Don did this and Don 
that but I also hear George this and 
George that. I have no problems with 
Don. He's a great friend, like family. 

THRUST: Where there any concerns 
of possibly becoming a Dokken done 
because of his involvement? 

MARC: That's come up. A lot of people 
seem to think that we sound like Dokken . 
I don't. I really believe when you have a 
new band that comes out of nowhere and 
hits the radio and Mtv, you're immedi- 
ately going to be associated with some- 
body else. It's just one of those things. An 
identity is hard to develop, right away on 
the first album. As for as the Dokken thing 
goes, I take it as a compliment. We're not 
trying to be a Dokken done. I mean, we 
like the band. A lot of people like Dokken. 
Overall, we think we soimd more like 
XYZ than anybody else. 

THRUST: OK- You've got a video 
happening. 

MARC: Yeah, it was for the first single 
'Inside Out' and it's playing on Mtv and 
The Headbangers Ball a lot. It's been 
doing real well for us. A lot of people are 
digging the song and a lot of dub bands 
are playing it already, which is cool. It was 
fiin, a great experience. Actually, we're 
doing the second video in four days for 
'What Keeps Me Loving You'. It's going 
to be the second single off the album. 

THRUST: It's a ballad? 

MARC: Yeah, it's an up-tempo kind of 
ballad. Ever>'bc)dy's expecting good things 
fi-om this one. 



THRUST: Arc you getting ready to hit 
the streets? 

MARC: February 1st we're leaving for 1 1 
weeks. We're gonna hook up with some 
other bands and hit some some cool clubs. 
We'll be going through Texas, Florida of 
course, up to Boston, New York, into 
Canada and wherever we might venture. 

THRUST: Any plans on supporting a 
big, national tour? Maybe getting back 
with Don and doing something? 

MARC: Well, Don is almost done with 
his record. It's all recorded and he's doing 
some vocal stuff but... We'd love to do 
that, being friends and all. I don't know. 
I do have preferences of course, the big 
bands like Aerosmith, Kiss, Whitesnake. 
Somebody like that would be a great gig, 
but that's just wishful thinking. Whatever 
happens is cool. We just want to get out 
there. 

THRUST: What arc some of your 
personal favorites firom the album? 

MARC: I like 'em all. Particularly 'Take 
What You Can' and 'Nice Day to Die' 
because they are two of the heavier songs. 
'Take What You Can' was a very sponta- 
neous song for us. On the last day of 
recording we said let's kick some ass. We 
did it in hke, one day. It's real fresh and 
from the heart. 'Nice Day to Die' is a very 
strong song for us. It has to do with the 
rejection we've received from different 
people over the years. Sometimes you 
wake up in the morning and feel that way. 



THRUST: About your approach to 
the guitar... Who did you admire grow- 
ing up? Who did you pick things up 
from? 

MARC: I'm basically self-taught. My 
teachers were the records. Growing up I 
wanted to go out and party my brains out 
but I had to make sacrifices. I basically 
stayed at home in my room a lot of the 
time and slapped on, like. Van Halen 1. 1 
learned from stuff like that. I dig so many 
different guitar players but, I guess my 
number one influence is probably Eddie 
Van Halen. 

THRUST: He's influenced just about 
cveryboby from '78 on. 

MARC: Yeah, he's basically changed 
guitar as far as originality goes. I never 
wanted to rip him off but, listening to 
their records, I think I stole some of his 
energy. The power that he has just blows 
me away. I like a lot of people. Like Gary 
Moore. I think he's one of the best guitar 
players in the world. Billy Gibbons is 
another. He's so simple and bluesy. I 
could go on and on. 

THRUST: An>thing you'd like to say to 
the people out there looking forward to 
seeing XYZ out and about..O? 

MARC: Yes! We're looking looking for- 
ward to going out and playing and meet- 
ing the people. Getting personal with our 
fans. If you don't know us now, you soon 
will because this is just the beginning for 
XYZ. We're never gorma quit! 




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Hard Attack 



Feb. 19 



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at the Volley Club. 



Mean Booper 

Eulogy 

The Outcasts 

Shockwave 

The Pancake 

Farmers 



"We're a Canadian band," pointed 
out Kevin Kane, the guitarist for Grapes 
of Wrath as we began our conversation 
about their new Capitol release, Nowand 
Again. "Playing in the United States is a 
money-losing proposition for us. We have 
to select where we go. We'll sell out 2,500 
seat arenas in Canada and we're lucky to 
pull 160 people in a club in Seattle. There's 
a stigma with Canadian bands — a Berlin 
Wall between us and the US. The Ameri- 
can press doesn't want to deal with a 
Canadian band because there is so much 
competition in the states. They'll look at 
something like Rush or Triumph or at 
least something unique like the Cowboy 
Junkies or Skinny Puppy, but we get 
lost in the cracks." 

Not encouraging words about the 
American scene from a northern perspec- 
tive. However, Grapes of Wrath are not 
only a good, solid band but a refreshingly 
tight and clean unit. Listening to Now 
andAgainis a step back in time — almost. 



Combining influences of harmony laden 
California rock of the late 60's with time- 
less melodies and current riffs. The Wrath- 
men have succeeded in an artful blending 
of contemporary and archetypal rock. 

"We're not gimmicky," Kane added. 
"Our music comes from the heart!" This 
statement is true as "All The Things I 
Wasn't," "Do You Want To Tell Me," 
and "Not The Way It Is" will attest. The 
roots of the band are obvious. "Our ear- 
liest influences were the Beatles, Bob 
Dylan, Simon and Garfunkal and people 
like that. Growing up, we listened to Kiss 
and Mcatloaf and late 70's stuffs. " 

When asked if Grapes of Wrath was 
a flashback band, Kane was adament, "We 
are not afraid to look at the calender. We 
know what year it is but we play the style 
of music that we grew up with!" 

Blending influences into a contem- 
porary sound is not an easy feat and 
Grapes of Wrath did not enjoy overnight 
success in their hometown ofVancouver, 



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BC. "We struggled for five years in Can- 
ada to get where we are today. It wasn'j 
easy. In order to crack the States, we're 
going to need a major push. I don't 
expect it all to happen at once but I know 
it will come." 

Teaming up with Tom Hooper on 
bass, Chris Hooper on drums, Vincent 
Jones on keyboard, Kevin Kane is a con- 
fident musician and an outspoken one. "I 
think most people these days are writing 
jingles — be-bop jingles. It's a bunch of 
crap. Describing their music in greater 
detail, Kane continued, "We like rock 
songs that aren't 100% predictable. We 
like guitar sounds — natural guitar sounds. 
I guess we're old men in our early 20's. 
Every song has heavy guitar work, in 
terms of fullness- not in terms of crunch. 
Interplay between acoustic and electric 
guitars is paramount in our production." 

Lyrically, Grapes ofWrath approach 
their art fi-om a unique perspective. "I try 
to share feelings in my songs, not tell a 



story. I look at something simple and 
analyze how I'm feeling about it — put it 
under the microscope and tear it apart. I 
want to get to the root of an emotion and 
transfer that into a song." 

Grapes ofWrath communicate with 
their audience whether it is an arena or an 
intimate venue. "We always get a good 
response from a crowd, even if it's small. 
We're not amateurs. Just because you 
haven't seen us doesn't mean that we 
haven't worked our asses off for the last 
five years." 

Five years- the amount of time it has 
taken for Grapes of Wrath to get to this 
point. Will it take another five years for 
the band to break in the US? "It doesn't 
matter," Kevin summed up, "We're doing 
what we love doing. It would be nice if the 
states caught on but I'm not going to 
worry about it." Neither is Thrust be- 
cause the elements of success are there for 
the band. The next move is in the court of 
the American public. 





Animal 




Animal Logic is a dynamite trio out ofLos 
Angeles consisting of former Policeman 
Stewart Copcland on drums, jazz great 
Stanley Clarke on bass and newcomer 
singer/songwriter Deborah Holland. 
Recently, Thrust had the chance to talk 
with Deborah Holland. 

THRUST: Where arc you from? 

DEBORAH: Originally New Jersey but 
I've been in LA for 12 years now so it's 
pretty much home. 

THRUST: Were there any musical 
influences in your family? 

DEBORAH: My father was a composer, 
not famous or anything. He was a librar- 
ian to make a living but I did grow up in 
a musical household. 

THRUSf : What were you doing be- 
fore Animal Logic? 

DEBORAH: I was teaching piano and 
playing litde gigs around town and hus- 
tling songs to publishers, the same thing 
every other struggling musician in LA is 
doing. 

THRUST: Were you in any bands that 
we might know of? 

DEBORAH: No, nothing that you would 
have heard of. 

THRUST: How long have you been 
writing music? How do you do about 
writing? 

DEBORAH: I've been writing since I 
was a kid and my influences come from 
reading books, other peoples lives and 
every day stuff. About writing, I usually 
have a pretty good idea hke a song tide or 
line or something and develop it from 
there. 

THRUST: Has anyone recorded your 
material^ 

DEBORAH: No, I have no credits to 
speak of 

THRUST: Who are a few of your 
influences? 

DEBORAH: There are so many: Joni 
Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Laura Nero, Linda 
Rondstat and a lot of jazz music, there are 
so many I could go on for quite a while. 

THRUST: Have you had professional 
vocal training? 

DEBORAH: Yes, I have a wonderflil 
teacher hetc in LA. His name is Ron An- 
derson. 



by Christine Holz 



THRUST: How did you get involved 
with Animal Logic? 

DEBORAH: They were looking for a 
singer/songwriter and I had given a 
tape to a publisher named Dan Howell, 
who knew Stewart Copeland, and he 
played Stewart my tape and that's how 
it happened. 



THRUST: How long has Animal 
Logic been together? 

DEBORAH: It's been a little over two 
years now. 

THRUST: Were you a Police fan? 

DEBORAH; Of course, wasn't every- 
body?! 




THRUST: Who came up with the 
band's name? 

DEBORAH: Miles Copeland, our 
manager, was listening to a tape of 
some punk rock band and we thought 
that they were saying Animal Logic. It 
turns out they were saying something 
else but for some reason it just seemed 
to fit our music. And Stewart had al- 
ready come up with the album cover. It 
all just seemed to fit. 

THRUST: Is there any significance 
to the three dogs on the cover? 

DEBORAH: No, they are just great 
looking dogs. 



THRUST: Were you aware of Stanley 
Clarke's work? 

DEBORAH: Yes, I'd even seen him 
play with Return to Forever years and 
years ago. 

THRUST: Now, how docs it feel to 
actually be working with Stewart and 
Stanley? 

DEBORAH: It's pretty amazing. I'm 
used to it by now. In the beginning it was 
pretty awesome. By now they are just 
two guys that I know and work with. 

THRUST: Did you feel you had to 
work twice as hard because your name 
is so firesh to the music scene? 



DEBORAH: On stage, definitely yes, 
actually all around I had to work twice as 
hard and I still do. 

THRUST: All ten songs on the album 
were written byyou. Did this make you 
nervous having your material out for 
the first time? 

DEBORAH: Oh, of course. I was used 
to having complete control and here I was 
handing over my "babies" to a bass player 
and drummer and I had no idea what they 
were going to do to it. I'm really happy 
vrith the way the record turned out. So it's 
ok. 

THRUST: What is your favorite cut 
off of the albiun? What's your favorite 
song to do live? 

DEBORAH: I have to say my favorite 
cut off of the album is "There's A Spy )in 
the House of Love) the live cut I'd have 
to say would be the ballad, "I'm Sorry 
Baby" 

THRUST: Has the band played out 
yet? Axe there any pre-tour gigs? 

DEBORAH: Yes, we've played in Brazil 
in front of over 8,000 people and we've 
also done a few sample tours in the states 
and Europe. 

THRUST: How did you feel perform- 
ing in front of over 8,000 people? 

DEBORAH: I was so nervous. I can't 
even describe it. 

THRUST: Is Animal Logic a three- 
piece on stage? 

DEBORAH: No we have a guitar player 
named Rusty Anderson. 

THRUST: Now that you've broken 
into the music business, is there any- 
one in particular that you would like to 
work with? 

DEBORAH: I wouldn't mind writing a 
song for Bonnie Raitt or singing with her. 
I'd also love to sing something with Joni 
Mitchell. 

THRUST: Do you have any advice for 
up and coming songwriters? 

DEBORAH: A very simple thing. Do 
what you want to do and have it be from 
your heart and not what the industry 
wants. 

Be sure to check out Animal Logic. The 
threesome packs a lot of punch and it is 
evident on their self-titled album on IRS. 
Animal Logic is a new sound for the 90's. 





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MONDAY 
NIGHTS 

ROCK 8 ROLL 

with 

FAST EDDIE 

from 

Mon. Jan. 15 

EMERALD 
CITY 

( $5000 SCAVENGER HUNT) 



Ladies Night 

Ladies drink specials 
from 8-niidnight 

Male Revue with 

Male Factor 

from 9-11 



Monday thru 
Wednesday 

18 and up! 



Menu of Madness 
Wednesdays Live 




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Hliat^ The Most 

Ridiculous Tiling 

You'll Do In Front 

of Our Crowd? 

$150 First place 
$100 Second place 
$50 Third place 



You Be 
The Judge 



STKOXGAKM 
SUNDAYS 

REGISTRATION &WEIGH IN 
BETWEEN 7-8 PM ONLY! 

FINALS FEB. 25. 

The grand winners will receive: 
1st Place ^ $150 
2nd Place K^ $100 
3rd Place >>/ Trophy 




Don't FDrget 
The Awesome Ass Contest! 



Sunday is Hospitality Night 

witli drinl< specials for 

industry employees. 



with Tiny Teddy 1990 



Thursdays 

Another Year of More 

Fun Than Should Be 

Allowed By Law! 

Hosted by Charlie Logan from 




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Fridays Saturdays 

Best Happy Hour in Town No Cover Before 9 pm! 
5-8 pm with 2 for 1 drinks 

Hot Daxce Mlsic Hot Dance Music 



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